A man drove home drunk from the pub – when he could have just walked.
Gordon Hirst, of Olney Street in Slaithwaite, was two-and-half times over the legal limit when police stopped his vehicle near to his home.
But Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard that the 67-year-old could have walked the short distance back from The Commercial pub.
Hirst pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while over the prescribed limit.
Prosecutor Bill Astin told the Huddersfield court heard that Hirst was stopped by police on Olney Street on March 22.
He was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and gave a sample of blood rather than breath due to his lung problems.
This showed that he had 203 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
This is two-and-a-half times over the legal limit of 80 milligrammes.
Mike Sisson-Pell, mitigating, explained that his client had drunk three pints of beer in town before returning to his village.
He told the court: “He then called at a local pub, The Commercial, which is a short distance from his own address.
“With the benefit of hindsight he should had dropped the car off at home and walked to the pub.
“Somebody who obviously dislikes him had contacted police they were waiting for him.
“He apologies to the court as he thought he’d put this sort of foolishness behind him.”
Hirst was banned from driving for 14 months.
He was fined £120 and must pay £85 costs and £30 victim surcharge.