Man drove home after being found too drunk to work

POLICE were tipped off and arrested a Spalding man who drove home early one morning after being found too drunk to work.

John Mitchell, prosecuting, said at about 5.55am on December 20 police received messages from members of the public reporting that a man driving a BMW may have been drinking.

An officer saw Aleksejs Borskis sitting in his car near to his Green Lane address.

Mr Mitchell said: “He showed signs of intoxication and struggled to get out of the car unassisted.”

A test later showed he had 128 microgrammes of alcohol in breath, more than three-and-a-half times the legal limit.

Magistrates on Thursday adjourned the hearing to January 19 for a report and imposed an interim driving ban.

Borskis pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol in his breath.

His solicitor Rachel Stevens said Borskis took “a substantial swig” from a bottle of vodka that was on the passenger seat just before his arrest, but he accepted he must have been well over the limit at the time he drove.

Miss Stevens said: “He also points out that he wasn’t helped from the vehicle, he was physically dragged from the vehicle by the officer.” She said Borskis regretted the incident and had lost his job as a result.