A DRINK-DRIVER found curled up asleep in his car by police officers has been disqualified for two years.
Robert O’Neil, 22, of Keeper Lane, Weaverham was also fined more than £400 after pleading guilty to three charges at Vale Royal Magistrates Court on Thursday.
Catherine Whincup, prosecuting, said officers on mobile patrol approached the parked car after spotting it had “fresh damage”.
“They saw a man in the driver’s seat curled up asleep,” she said.
The defendant was woken up and “smelled strongly of intoxicants”. A roadside breath test showed he had 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
As well as admitting drink-driving, O’Neil pleaded guilty to driving without a licence and driving without insurance. Chris Johnson, defending, said the vehicle his client had been driving – a Volkswagen Golf – was his father’s.