A LOCAL man has admitted to driving after consuming alcohol above the legal limit, without reasonable consideration and obstructing a constable.

Marcus Dodd, 28, of Albert Grove, Ruabon, committed the offences on July 25 and appeared in Wrexham Magistrate's Court.

Justin Espie, prosecuting, said that at 11.30pm, police had witnessed a car driving erratically.

After pulling the car up, Dodd had ran from the vehicle to his home, leaving the handbrake off and causing police to run to the car to stop it rolling.

Dodd had tried to tell police the car was stolen but admitted he was the driver after his mobile phone was found in the vehicle.

Dodd gave a reading of 48 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, 13 microgrammes over the legal limit.

Andy Holliday, defending, told the court Dodd had been to a funeral earlier that day and had two pints of alcohol

He added that Dodd recognised he had made a bad decision and had run away because he panicked.

Chair of the Magistrate's Bench, Philip Jones, gave Dodd a £230 fine for drink driving, a £76 fine for driving without reasonable consideration and a £76 fine for obstructed a constable in the execution of duty.

He was also ordered to pay a £30 surcharge and £85 in costs to the court.

Dodd was disqualified from driving for 36 months but could see this reduced by taking a drink driving course.