A MAN has been banned from driving after weaving his car across the road while drunk in the early hours of the morning.
Kenneth Hall, of Wakefield Road in Waterloo, admitted drink-driving on February 15.
Kirklees magistrates were told that the 61-year-old was seen by officers on mobile patrol at Aspley at 4.15am.
He was driving his Ford Fiesta towards Moldgreen.
Vanessa Schofield, prosecuting, said: “He was weaving on the carriageway which alerted officers and they indicated at him to stop.
“They thought that he had been drinking, his eyes were glazed, he was unsteady on his feet and they could smell alcohol.”
The officers arrested Hall on suspicion of driving while over the limit.
Police station tests revealed that the had 138 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.
The legal limit is 80mg.
Ian Whiteley, for Hall, said his client was a very infrequent driver and would drive only 900 miles a year.
He said that on the day of the offence Hall had met an old friend and gone for a drink.
Mr Whiteley said: “He parked his vehicle in a place he felt it would be OK to be left overnight.
“But the next day he felt that the vehicle would get towed away and he wanted to move it.”
Magistrates banned Hall from driving for 18 months. They also ordered him to pay £110 fine, £25 costs and £15 victim surcharge.