Anger as drinkdrive dad walks free after telling court his family ‘rely’ on him

Michael Shankland, 29, crashed as he tried to drunkenly shake off a pursuing police patrol car at 70mph in a 30mph zone just months after getting his licence back following a ban for a similar conviction.

But when he appeared in court, the father- of- two who runs a marketing company escaped with a suspended sentence after claiming he was the "breadwinner" for his family and his staff would be out of a job if he was sent to jail.

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