A man who drove to his allotment after boozing because he fancied a bit of onion in his sandwich has been banned from the roads.
Adrian Griffiths, 65, had sunk three cans of Guinness at home on October 18 last year when he got a craving for a cheese and onion sarnie.
As he left the court, Griffiths shouted 'f*** off or I'll nut you' at a Bristol Post reporter who asked him whether he was sorry.
Just before 1am he hopped into his Ford Fiesta to head to his allotment – a mile away – to pick some onions when he got a puncture and crashed into a parked car.
Griffiths was arrested at the scene in Hartcliffe, Bristol, and a test found he had 88mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood – the legal limit being 80mg.
Defending himself, he told magistrates he would never have driven to his allotment to pick onions if he had known he would be over the limit. He said: “I’d had three cans of Guinness, and I fancied a cheese and onion sandwich. I didn’t realise I was over the limit. Otherwise I wouldn’t have driven.”
He admitted drink-driving at Bristol magistrates court on Thursday and was banned from the roads for a year. Presiding Justice Deborah Merrick ordered Griffiths to pay £497 in fines and court costs.
The defendant told the magistrates a driving ban would affect his ability to care for his father, who is in his 90s.
His year-long ban will end three months early if he takes a drink-driving course.
It comes after a woman smashed 30 glasses after she was refused service for being too loud and drunk at The Square Peg JD Wetherspoon in Birmingham
Latisha Faulkner, 24, from Walsall, admitted to one charge of damaging or destroying property at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Thursday, February 20.