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Mohammed Yasin, 29, had been swigging vodka before getting into his Nissan Micra at rush hour with the four-year-old boy, a court heard.

 

A drunk dad smashed his car into a bus stop while THREE times the alcohol limit – with his young son in the passenger seat.

Mohammed Yasin, 29, had been swigging vodka before getting into his Nissan Micra at rush hour with the four-year-old boy, a court heard.

Yasin was driving near his home in Cheetham Hill when he swerved in the road, mounted a pavement and careered into the stop, prosecutors said.

Police were called to the smash on Waterloo Road at around 5.30pm on Tuesday,

October 1.

They found Yasin at the wheel, smelling of booze, with the little boy in the passenger seat.

Kerry Bell, prosecuting, told Manchester magistrates court: “The defendant did a U-turn and mounted a pavement and collided with a bus stop.

“He said he took a short cut, and a child had run out in front of him, which caused him to lose control of the vehicle.

“He accepted he consumed some vodka and was drunk in charge of a child.”

He had been to pick up his wife’s medication from the hospital and his son ‘insisted on going with him’, the court heard.

The pair were not injured, but when police breathalysed Yasin they found 111mg of alcohol on his breath – the legal limit is 35mg.

Yasin, of Brideoak Street, Cheetham Hill, admitted two charges – drink-driving and being drunk in charge of a child.

David Philpott, defending, told the court: “He’s admitted that the accident was caused by someone running into the road.”

But District Judge Paul Richardson replied: “It doesn’t matter. He was driving with 111mg of

alcohol in his system and was in charge of a four-year-old.”

The judge told Yasin: “You should never have been driving. Thankfully, there wasn’t anyone at the bus stop.”

Yasin was handed an interim driving ban. He is due to be sentenced next month after reports have been prepared.

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