Alcoholic drove while over the limit after partner kicked him out for being drunk

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An alcoholic drove while over the legal limit after he was kicked out the house by his partner, a court was told on Wednesday.

Martin Sharpe drove from Norfolk Street to Green Lane in Boston when he was told to go and sleep off his inebriated state in his car when he returned home following a family funeral on November 23, magistrates heard.

But on the way to his destination - which he hoped would be a quieter place to sleep - he hit a parked car and the accident was reported to police, the prosecution said. When officer tracked him down, he was found to have 96 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

On Wednesday, the 43-year-old, of Centenary Close, Butterwick, pleaded guilty to driving while over the limit.

In mitigation, Beris Brickles told the court that Sharpe had a long-standing issue with alcohol, which had come between he and his partner and she was annoyed when he went home drunk.

Magistrates sentenced Sharpe to a nine-month community order with supervision and an alcohol treatment order. He was also banned from driving for 24 months and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £60 victim surcharge.