An Edgerton man has been banned from the wheel after being stopped by police two days after a heavy drinking session.
Joseph Oliver, of Vernon Avenue, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving on the M62 in the early hours of March 7.
His solicitor explained that two days previously Oliver had hosted a corporate event. at which he drank heavily.
The following evening he drank a couple of glasses of wine.
But this topped up the alcohol already in his system pushing him over the legal limit, magistrates were told.
Oliver, who mentors and advises personal trainers, admitted driving whilst over the prescribed limit at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.
Vanessa Jones, prosecuting, said that on March 7 at 2m a police officer was driving home from work when he spotted Oliver’s Audi A6.
He witnessed the vehicle pull into a lay-by just after the Ainley Top roundabout.
Oliver, 30, got out of his car and was approached by the officer.
Mrs Jones said: “The officer smelt alcohol on his breath and he seemed to be swaying.
“He detained him and took the keys from him.”
Oliver was taken to the police station where breath tests revealed that he had 66 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
Magistrates heard that Oliver runs a successful business with 250 personal trainers on his books.
On March 5 he hosted a corporate event in Huddersfield, where he drank a lot of alcohol.
The next day, believing he might still be over the limit, he arranged to work from home.
Later that evening he went out and drank a couple of glasses of wine.
At 1am he returned to his car, genuinely believing that he was fit to drive.
Oliver’s solicitor told magistrates that he didn’t realise that the alcohol he’d drunk two days previously was still in his system and ‘topping up’ his later drinks.
Magistrates banned him from driving for 18 months and fined him £540 as well as costs.