A professional photographer who had been working taking pictures at a wedding in Preston got into trouble when he decided to stay over for a break at the nearby seaside.
Hargit Mohr, who had been drinking, was asked to leave his hotel at Blackpool and drove off in his car while twice over the limit.
Mohr, 40, of Edward Fisher Drive, Tipton, West Midands, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.
He was banned from the road for 12 months and fined £960 with £85 costs plus £96 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.
Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said Mohr was asked to leave the hotel he was staying at in the resort’s Crystal Road on August 9 at about midnight. Other guests put his property in his Range Rover.
A guest then saw Mohr drive off and he flagged down a police patrol. A breath test showed 70 micrograms of alcohol in his body – 35 is the limit. He told police he had drunk three shots of vodka and had a sip of wine.
Mohr, who had no previous convictions, said following the incident he had not drunk any alcohol. He added he had joined a religion, members of which did not drink or take drugs. He had only moved his car because guests from the hotel kept harassing him.