King’s Lynn driver found unconscious

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A factory worker was caught for a drink-driving offence when he drank himself unconscious, a court heard.

Oscar Dreiskins had consumed more than three times the legal drink-drive limit when he was spotted parked in a lay-by on Columbia Way, North Lynn – slumped over in the driver’s seat.

A passer-by contacted the police and paramedics, and when they arrived they noticed used and unopened beer cans in the car.

Dreiskins, 34, of Estuary Close, Lynn, appeared before Lynn magistrates on Wednesday and admitted being in charge of a motor vehicle while over the drink-drive limit.

Susanna Chowdhury, prosecuting, said a breath test at the police station revealed 115 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35.

“It was a very high reading,” she said.

She also told the court officers received the call from the member of the public at about 5.30pm on November 9.

George Sorrell, representing Dreiskins, said: “He consumed a very large quantity of alcohol, enough to make him unconscious and alert the attention of a passer-by.”

Dreiskins was given a six-month driving ban and fined £280 for the offence. He was also ordered to pay £113 costs.