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Bishopston man found asleep behind the wheel was over the alcohol limit

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 04, 2013

A MAN who fell asleep behind the wheel after he had sipped whisky on the golf course has been banned from driving.

Neville Evans, 46, was found sleeping in his Rover 75 car as it was parked in High Street in Swansea.

Evans later admitted driving while over the legal limit. When tested he had 87 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.

Swansea Magistrates' Court was told Evans had been playing golf earlier and had taken some whisky with him as he made his way round the course.

Evans's solicitor, John Clayton, said: "He then had some beer in the clubhouse and returned home and there was a domestic argument with his partner."

The court heard Evans then went into the city centre and said he did not intend to drink any more but bumped into a friend in High Street and the pair went for "a couple of whiskies".

Mr Clayton said his client had not driven for a second time, but admitted he would have been over the limit when he drove into the city centre.

"He admitted he drove at a time when he was probably over the limit but not to the extent of 87 micrograms because he had a few after he finished driving," he said.

Evans, of Whitestone Road, Bishopston, had told officers he had been waiting to pick someone up from the train station. He later admitted that was not the case.

Magistrates fined Evans £250, told him to pay £25 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.

He was also banned from driving for 20 months.

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