A businessman and former professional footballer allowed a 21-year-old woman to drive one of his vehicles even though she was banned from the road and was not insured.
David Jones asked Tyne Yates to drive him to and from a Blackpool FC match.
But when she arrived at the club’s hotel bar to pick him up she was already over the drink drive limit, Blackpool Magistrates heard.
Yates, of Devonshire Road, Blackpool has been previously dealt with by the courts for her driving offences.
Jones, 71, of Clifton Drive, South Shore, admitted allowing her to drive his Ford Mondeo. He was in the back seat of the vehicle when it hit a central reservation in the town centre.
He was banned from driving for six months under the totting up procedure and was ordered to pay £745 in fines and costs.
The magistrates told Jones that his income statement revealed he could afford taxis and public transport during his ban.
The court heard that Jones had bought Tyne Yates a double vodka before she drove from the football club.
Warren Spencer, defending, said that Jones knew Tyne Yates who helped care for his 101-year-old mother.
The lawyer said Jones sometimes found it difficult to drive because he was suffering pain from an ankle injury he suffered when he played football.
Mr Spencer told the court: “My client denies buying Tyne Yates alcohol. Her count when tested by police means she must have drunk far more prior to picking him up.”
“He thought his own insurance policy covered her to drive but this was not the case.
“His 101-year-old mother relies on him to get out and about.”