A MAN found slumped in his car in Huddersfield has been jailed for a month for drink- driving.
The town's magistrates were told that Charles Gall was more than three times over the legal limit to drive.
Gall, 28, an alcoholic, had admitted driving while over the prescribed limit.
The incident happened on September 7.
At 1.30pm a taxi driver saw a car which was facing the wrong way on a one-way street near the railway station.
He looked inside and saw Gall slumped unconscious over the handbrake.
The car's engine was running.
The taxi driver dialled 999 and police and paramedics attended.
A breathalyser test showed Gall, of Wrenthorpe Road in Wrenthorpe, Wakefield, had 129 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.
The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
Gall said he was the only person who could have driven the car that day, but he could not remember where he had driven or where he had come from.
His solicitor, Michael Sisson-Pell, said Gall was suffering from alcoholism, caused by severe depression.
He said his client was seeking help for the problem and had not driven since the incident and had no intention of driving again.
He said Gall could have denied the offence and it would have been difficult to prove. But he chose to plead guilty.
Mr Sisson-Pell added: "Instead of saying get me off he said it's part of my problem, I have got to face up to it and I will admit what I have done."
He said a spell in prison would affect Gall's job and make his depression and alcoholism worse.
But magistrates decided the offence was so serious that he had to go to jail.
Magistrate Valerie Pace said: "We have considered all the alternative sentencing options. But we don't consider these would sufficiently reflect the seriousness of the offence.
"We say this because of the very high level of alcohol reading, you were in a busy town centre location, it was the middle of the day and the public were at risk."
Gall was also banned from driving for 32 months.