‘TRYING to do the right thing’ left a man in front of magistrates for drink-driving.
Mingdaugas Salciunas had been drinking with his girlfriend and friends at his home in Ivy Crescent, Boston, when he and his girlfriend argued and he decided to drive off so they both had chance to calm down.
He spent some time in the nearby Asda car park but was stopped by police on his way back home, Sacha Waxman said in mitigation.
The 28-year-old Lithuanian national failed a roadside breath test and later gave a reading of 90 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35. Salciunas admitted to driving while over the legal limit.
In his defence, Ms Waxman said: “He genuinely tried to do the right thing.”
He was banned from driving for two years and fined £375. He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.