A MAN was caught drink driving by police twice within five days.

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court heard how 45-year-old Craig Openshaw was first stopped while driving a Peugeot 206 on Fairclough Street, Little Lever on June 4.

Tests revealed that he had 49 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 ml of breath when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes. In addition Openshaw had no licence or insurance to drive the vehicle.

The court heard that five days later Openshaw, of Cecilia Street, Bolton, was again caught drink driving and without a licence or insurance.

This time he was in a Vauxhall Corsa on Derby Street and had 60 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath.

Openshaw has now been suspended from his role as a carer for a child.

He pleaded guilty to committing the offences and was sentenced to 14 weeks in prison suspended for 18 months.

In addition he was ordered to undertake 100 hours of unpaid work, participate in rehabilitation activities for 20 days and a drink impaired drivers’ programme.

He must pay £213 in costs and charges and was banned from applying for a driving licence for four years.