A misguided attempt to help someone else led to a court appearance for Glenn Whyman.
On Wednesday, the 22-year-old of Recreation Drive, Southery, admitted driving with 103 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The limit is 80. West Norfolk magistrates fined him £250 and imposed £75 costs.
Having a similar previous conviction, he was also banned from driving for three years.
Yvonne Neill, prosecuting, said Whyman was seen driving by police in Southery shortly after midnight on December 8 last year. When officers spoke to him, alcohol could be smelled on his breath.
Alison Muir, for Whyman, said her client had been to the village hall in Southery.
His girlfriend’s sister’s boyfriend became so intoxicated he could not walk.
Whyman, who was fairly confident he was not over the limit, decided to drive him 200 yards home.
“His miscalculation and misguided attempt to help someone else are going to cost him dearly,” said Miss Muir.
Whyman worked in Methwold and faced difficulty getting to and from work as a result of being banned from driving.