Man found drunk on busy King’s Lynn road

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane.
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane.

Drivers had to avoid a man who was found drunk on one of the main routes into Lynn, magistrates heard today.

Keith Bidwell, 49, was fined £40 after pleading guilty to being drunk on a highway.

The court was told the offence was Bidwell’s 14th for drunkeness in the past year.

Having heard he was working with probation officers, presiding magistrate Elaine Bird told him: “It would be really nice not to see you again.”

Earlier, Fergus Harold, prosecuting, told the court police had been called to Hardwick Road shortly after 5am on February 18, after three men were reported to be causing a disturbance near Tesco.

The group, which included Bidwell, were told to leave the area. But Bidwell was arrested shortly afterwards after being seen on CCTV stumbling in the road. He was abusive when he was detained.

Bidwell, who represented himself, said he had lost his temper on being arrested but conceded it was “no excuse.”

He added he had been on his way home from work.

Bidwell,who gave a care of address at St Anns Fort, Lynn, was also told to pay a £30 victim surcharge.