A DRIVER kicked out at police after he was stopped on the M60 for drink driving.

Bolton magistrates heard how Oliver Hampson, aged 37, of Seddon Street, Little Hulton, was sat in a Mini Cooper after being stopped at Junction 24 on the motorway on May 4 and kicked out at the officer, then attempted to close the car door on him.

The court heard that police had to use a Tazer on him and tests found he had drunk almost twice the legal drink drive limit.

Hampson pleaded guilty to drink driving and also assaulting a police officer in Bolton on December 30 last year.

He was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work. He must also participate in 15 days of a drink impaired drivers’ programme, must pay the officer £100 in compensation, £197 in costs and charges and was banned from driving for three years.