A BROUGHTON man was found to be three times over the drink-drive limit.
Bernard Houghton, 45, of Mold Road, was found to have 110 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath compared to the legal limit of 35.
Flintshire magistrates’ court at Mold heard he had driven his Toyota Celica around to Forest Drive, Broughton, where he and his partner attempted to confront her ex-husband.
During a disturbance, Houghton was seen to get into the vehicle and reverse it a short distance.
Magistrates banned him from driving for two years and he was also fined £350 with £85 costs.
The court placed him on a 12 month community order on condition he follows a drink impaired driver's course.
Stephen Mullarkey, defending, who said his client worked in research and development for a ceramics company, felt that his partner's former husband was dragging his feet over the divorce.
The defendant was a responsible member of society who had no previous convictions and Mr Mullarkey submitted references from his employers and also from Chester Rowing Club where he had coached youngsters.