An Oakes man has been banned from the road after drink-driving.
Leslie Hetherington, of Greenfield Avenue, admitted to the offence when he appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.
Prosecutor Clint Chambers said that the 47-year-old’s stepson contacted police at just after 1am on June 20 last year.
He was concerned that Hetherington was trying to take his own life.
Mr Chambers told the court that he then called again a few minutes later to say that Hetherington had left his home.
Police searched for Hetherington but at 1.28am received a further call to say that he had returned home.
The officers spoke with him and suspected that he had been drink-driving.
Hetherington was arrested after providing a positive breath sample. Further police station tests revealed that he had 56 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
Jonathan Slawinski, mitigating, explained that there had been a delay in the case due to potential issues surrounding his client’s mental health.
He told the court that Hetherington’s condition has since stabilised and he has not drunk any alcohol for a couple of months.
District Judge Michael Fanning said: “I accept you were unstable at the time but drink-driving creates an obvious risk to other road users.
“You have to be punished with an obligatory ban.”
He banned Hetherington from driving for 16 months and ordered him to pay £162 fine, £135 costs and £20 victim surcharge.