A man from Kings Lynn has been banned after being caught drink driving while helping out a friend.
Andrius Kulse, 49, was pulled over when a police check showed that the car he was driving was not insured.
Emma Wright, prosecuting, told the court: “Officers saw a can of beer in the car and therefore breathalysed him.”
Kulse failed the test, and officers also found that he did not have a driving licence.
Once in custody, tests showed the defendant to have 84mcg alcohol per 100ml breath. The legal limit is 35mcg.
Mitigating, Andrew Cogan said: “It’s amazing what you will do for friends. He was asked by a friend of his to drive him to another friend’s house in order to collect his girlfriend.
“Mr Kulse did believe he was fit to drive. There was an open can of cider in the passenger side.
“When Mr Kulse was arrested, his friend went on his merry way with his can in his hand. That’s what friends are for.”
Kulse pleaded guilty to drink driving, driving without insurance, and driving without a licence. Magistrates banned him from driving for 22 months as well as imposing a fine of £120 plus £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.
For driving without insurance, Magistrates fined him £120, with no separate penalty for driving without a licence.
His ban may be reduced if he completes the drink driving rehabilitation course.
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