AN AIRCRAFT worker was caught drink-driving on his way to the betting office to pick up his winnings.
To make matters worse it was Mark Anthony Bower’s third drink-driving conviction in the last three years.
The 34-year-old, of East Green, Sealand, admitted driving with 66 micrograms of alcohol in his breath compared to the legal limit of 35.
At Flintshire Magistrates Court at Moldhe was banned from driving for three-and-a-half years.
He was also fined £360 with £100 costs.
Brian Cross, defending, said Bower at Airbus and he had an excellent reference from them.
That day he had been decorating, had a few cans at home and put a bet on the horses. He went to collect his winnings but unfortunately was stopped by police on the way.
Bower, married with three children, was genuinely remorseful, said Mr Cross.
The loss of his driving licence would mean he would not be able to take his three children to various activities.
He had previous convictions for drink-driving in 2001 and 2005.