Car sent spinning in city street
A man whose car made a 180-degree spin in a city street has been banned from driving for a year after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
George Charalambous, of East Street, Leicester, appeared before city magistrates to admit he drove in London Road, on October 10, when he had 44 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
Prosecutor Ismail Sheikh said police officers at the junction of London Road and Waterloo Way just before 6am saw a car increase speed then go over the opposite carriageway, spin out of control, mount the pavement, perform a 180-degree turn and come to rest next to a bus-stop in London Road.
Charalambous was fined £325, ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge, and was disqualified from driving for 12 months.
Charalambous agreed to take a drink-impaired drivers' rehabilitation course.