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Landscaper banned from driving after falling asleep at the wheel while waiting for McDonald's meal in Bourne

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A landscaper who drank so much after splitting up with his girlfriend that he fell asleep at the wheel has been banned from driving.

Jack Hinks, of Northorpe, fell asleep in the driving seat of his VW Golf with the engine running.

He was waiting for his meal at the McDonald's drive-thru in Bourne at 2am on June 12.

Boston Magistrates' Court
Boston Magistrates' Court

During a hearing at Boston Magistrates' Court, it was said that police arrested the 22-year-old after he failed a breath test and gave a subsequent reading of 91 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath. The legal limit is 35.

The court was told he constantly told police he was 'an idiot' and appeared to be remorseful.

In mitigation, it was said Hinks had split up with his girlfriend and had drunk around six beers when he went out and he realised what he had done had been 'very foolish'.

It was said the loss of his licence would be 'catastrophic' for him, as he was a self employed, award-winning landscaper who needed to travel around the country.

Hinks was banned from driving for 23 months but was offered the drink drivers' rehabilitation course which will reduce the period of the ban by 23 weeks.

He was also fined £690 and ordered to pay a total of £156 in court costs and charges.

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