Drink-driver apologises over car park antics

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A MAN who was more than double the drink-drive limit and was sick over himself went back to find a witness to apologise for his conduct.

Owen Tull, 28, was seen pulling into a car park in Portsmouth before a concerned member of the public went over to see him on March 15.

Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard the person saw Tull, of Matthews Close, Bedhampton, in the driver’s seat with the engine running and sick over himself.

Police were called and a test revealed he had 96 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than the 35mg limit. The courier services manager was fined £580, told to pay £85 costs and a £58 victim surcharge. He was banned for 24 months.

Chairwoman of the magistrates Charlotte Carter said: ‘What a very sad set of circumstances and how fortunate you are to have your mother here supporting you in court.’

But she added Tull had shown remorse and the fact he entered an early guilty plea gave him some credit.