A scooter rider was more than twice over the drink drive limit – 10 hours after he said he stopped drinking.
Sean Hall had driven to work during that time and was on his way back when a car driver knocked him off his scooter and police breathalysed him.
Hall, a 47-year-old engineer, of Honister Square, St Annes, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.
He was banned from the road for 18 months and fined £200 with £85 costs plus £20 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Margaret McCormack sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.
Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said Hall was knocked off his Piaggio Typhoon scooter by a car driver in Collingwood Avenue, Layton on November 29 at 4.05pm.
A man who went to help Hall could smell alcohol on him and called the police.
A breath test showed 75 micrograms of alcohol in his body – 35 is the limit.
John McLaren, defending, said his client, who had no previous convictions, had an alcohol-fuelled argument with his wife and had carried on drinking until about 6am.
Hall then drove to work and was on his way back when he was the victim of a road accident.