An Alford area man who crashed into two parked cars and a wall after an evening drinking after he lost his job, has been banned from driving for 22 months.
Richard James Paul, 29, of Hogsthorpe Road, Mumby, admitted driving with excess alcohol on July 25, when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court.
The court heard that Paul was arrested after supplying a positive breath test following the accident in Hogsthorpe’s High Street at around 2am.
He gave a reading of 60 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
He admitted to police that he’d had several drinks of beer and spirits, said prosecutor Daniel Pietryka, who also told the magistrates that Paul had a conviction for being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle in 2013.
In mitigation, Andrew Goldsborough said that Paul had lost his job the previous Monday and had been depressed.
He said he went to collect his final wages and then went drinking at a friend’s house.
Paul was fined £250 and ordered to pay £260 in costs and charges. He was disqualified from driving for 22 months but was offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course, which would reduce the period of disqualification by 22 weeks.