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Drunk man asleep in car at South Lynn with engine running

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A court has heard how police in South Lynn found a drunken man asleep in the driver’s seat of a car with the engine running.

An officer could not rouse Kazys Zemeckis by knocking on the window but he did wake when a door was opened.

Lynn Magistrates’ Court heard on Thursday that there were several empty alcohol containers, loud music was playing inside the car and the 30-year-old defendant had no footwear.

King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (54415797)
King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (54415797)

The MoT certificate for the Audi A6, which was in Morston Drift at 1.40am on November 22, had expired three months earlier.

Zemeckis, of Saddlebow Road, South Lynn, gave a positive breath test and was arrested.

The court was told that he later blew 119 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

In police interview, Zemeckis said he had pulled up and started to drink cider. He had consumed three of the five bottles.

“He said he did not drive in that intoxicated state,” said prosecutor Lesla Small. “He said he had no plans to drive anywhere, he was there purely to chill out.”

Zemeckis pleaded not guilty to being in charge of a vehicle while above the alcohol limit. He admitted having no MoT.

The case was adjourned to March 16 for trial and the defendant was granted unconditional bail.

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