Drink driving car finance boss banned
ACAR finance boss has admitted drink driving. James Stephen Wilkinson, 35, chief executive of Macclesfield-based finance firm Zuto, was beathalysed and recorded 73mg, more than twice the legal limit of 35mg, a court heard.
At Stockport magistrates court, Wilkinson, of Colliers Lane, Aston By Budworth, admitted drink driving and failing to stop after a road traffic accident in Decemeber 2015.
Magistrates ordered Wilkinson to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.
He was also banned from driving for 20 months.
After the hearing, police said that Wilkinson - a former professional footballer - collided with a telegraph pole and his white Audi was found on its roof.
In a statement, a spokesman for Cheshire Police told the Express: “At 2.07am on Tuesday, 20 December officers were made aware of a road traffic collision on Mill Lane in Mottram St Andrew, Macclesfield.
“When they arrived they found a white Audi S3 on its roof.
“It had collided with a telegraph pole, which had been knocked down.
“The driver of the vehicle was not at the scene.
“Officers then traced the owner to a hotel and went to speak to him.
“At 2.20am officers arrested the man on suspicion of driving while over the prescribed limit and failing to stop at a road traffic accident.
“He was taken to Middlewich custody where he took a breath test and was later charged.”
In a statement made to the Express after the hearing Wilkinson apologised.
He said: “In the moment I made a poor judgement and for this I am truly sorry.
“I am relieved the matter has now reached a conclusion.”
James Wilkinson from Zuto was more than twice the legal limit