A MAN has appeared in court accused of being drunk in charge of his car.
Huddersfield magistrates were told Ryan Turpin, of Trinity Street, was spotted sitting in his black Ford Puma early on Christmas Day morning on Edale Avenue in Newsome.
Carole Lawford, prosecuting, said that residents reported to police that there was a car parked in a car park with music blaring from it. She said that it there for a time between 4.45am and 7.15am.
Ms Lawford said: “The engine was running, the car lights were on and the music was very loud.
“A male was within the car and had his eyes closed and was slumped to one side.
“He had an open can of larger between his legs.
“The officer was unable to rouse him and asked for assistance to bring him round.”
Magistrates were told that Turpin, 25, swore at the officers and told them to get off his car.
They could smell alcohol in his breath and arrested him for being drunk in charge of a vehicle.
Turpin gave a reading of 84 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35 mg.
He denies being drunk in charge of a vehicle and charges of driving without a licence and otherwise in accordance with a licence.
He told officers that the car had broken down and he had drank five to six cans over 12 hours.
Turpin said that he had put the ignition on to heat the car and not to start it.
He was granted unconditional bail to appear before magistrates for a trial on March 6.