A driver was more than three times over the limit when he crashed his car into a barrier surrounding a pedestrian crossing.
Martin Brown went drinking after learning a close friend had died that day.
Brown, 47, of Osborne Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to drink-driving.
He was sentenced to a four months curfew between 8pm and 7am, ordered to pay £85 costs and £60 victims’ surcharge and banned from the road for two years by Blackpool magistrates.
Martine Connah, prosecuting, said Brown crashed his Renault saloon into a barrier at the junction of Waterloo Road and Hawes Side Lane on May 4 at 12.55am.
Steven Townley, defending, said his client had combined medication with drink and had nothing to eat on the day of the offence.