A man who cut his hand was told to get out of his lodgings by a landlady because he was bleeding all over the carpet.
Janusz Falizewski ended up in hotter water still when police spotted him failing to maintain a straight course while behind the wheel and arrested him for drink-driving.
Faliszewski (35), of Holbeach Road, Spalding, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol when he appeared before town magistrates on Thursday.
He had 64 microgrammes of alcohol in breath – the legal limit is 35mcgs.
Faliszewski was banned from driving for 17 months, fined £230 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £23 victim surcharge.
He can cut four months off the ban if he completes a rehabilitation course.
Jim Clare, prosecuting, said police spotted Faliszewski in Haverfield Road, Spalding, at 12.40am on August 9 and saw he was failing to maintain a straight course and was veering off to the side for no apparent reason.
They followed him to a junction and he stalled his Audi when he stopped.
Solicitor Anita Toal, mitigating, said Faliszewski drank much earlier in the evening.
He cut his hand late at night and his landlady told him to get out because he was bleeding all over the carpet – he got out but could not explain why he drove.