Wales

Anglesey drink-driver on wrong side of A55 for 10 miles

A drink-driver has been given a suspended prison sentence after travelling 10 miles the wrong way down a dual carriageway.

Businessman Steven Potts, 47, only stopped his VW Golf when police blocked him on the A55 on Anglesey, Caernarfon Crown Court heard.

The judge said it was "astounding" Potts had not killed anyone while three times over the limit.

He admitted dangerous and drink driving.

The court heard that other drivers had to swerve out of his way on the busy dual carriageway on the island near Rhosneigr.

Judge Niclas Parry told him: "You put the lives of many people at risk.

"It's astounding no-one was killed or seriously injured."

In addition to a 52-week suspended prison sentence and a three year driving ban, Potts was also ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.

Potts, of Gaerwen on the island, must attend a drink-impaired drivers' programme and also pass an extended driving test before getting back behind the wheel.

He was also ordered to pay £340 in court costs.