A motorist was caught drink-driving after police received a tip-off and followed his vehicle.
Chesterfield magistrates court heard on Monday, July 1, how police got a tip-off driver Kevin Britton, 59, of Lea Vale, South Normanton, Alfreton, had been drinking and officers followed and tested him.
Prosecuting solicitor Becky Mahon said: The vehicle parked up in Lea Vale and Britton was spoken to by police and he smelled of alcohol.
Britton was nearly twice the legal limit for drink-driving, according to the court, and he pleaded guilty to exceeding the limit after he was caught in May.
Felicity Clarke, defending, said joiner Britton had been in a pub after he had been suffering difficulties with a hand and had been unable to work and had become stressed. Magistrates banned Burton from driving for 16 months, fined him £110 and he must pay £85 costs and a £20 victim.