A man whose car became stuck on a verge was found by police to be over the drink drive limit.
Philip Carr, 44, of Reynard Close, Cranswick, admitted to using a vehicle in North Frodingham without insurance, and to driving a vehicle in Beeford while he was more than twice the legal alchol limit.
On Saturday August 24, Carr was found to have 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
David Ward, prosecuting, said: “The defendant was seen by officers and the vehicle was on the grass verge having left the carriageway where it had become stuck. The smell of the clutch suggested it was about to burn out. The driver admitted he had been driving before becoming stuck on the verge.”
Mitigating solitictor Lawrence Watts said the vehicle got stuck in a rut on and Carr had to call to be taken home. He said Carr had been drinking on the night of the 23 August and returned the next day to retrieve his car.
Mr Watts said: “The officers who were on patrol attended the car to ask him to remove the car from the verge. It was only when they stopped to see if he needed assistance that they smelled intoxicants on his breath. The car didn’t go anywhere.”
Magistrates heard Carr had split up with his wife, who had cancelled the direct debit paying his insurance.
Presiding magistrate Linda Hall fined Carr £110 for driving over the prescribed limit, and disqualifed him from driving for three years. He was fined £110 for driving without insurance and his licence was endorsed. Carr will also pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20.