A GROUNDWORKER who drove to spare his partner's hayfever suffering, despite having drunk alcohol, has landed himself a driving ban.
Kris Moseley, 29, pleaded guilty at North Devon Magistrates' Court on Friday to drink-driving .
The court heard from Sonia Croft, for the prosecution, how Moseley was stopped by police as he parked up outside his home in Rolle Street in Barnstaple on July 13.
"Police were initially concerned he was driving too fast," she said, "but when they spoke to him the smelt alcohol."
Moseley was arrested and breathalysed, giving a breath alcohol reading of 60 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 35.
David Rowe, for the defence explained how Moseley, his partner and two children had been to a barbecue at a relation's house in the North Devon countryside.
They planned to stay at the house, but when Moseley's partner began suffering with hayfever and said she wanted to go home he agreed to drive her.
Presiding magistrate Martyn Steer-Fowler banned Moseley from driving for 17 months, fined him £300, and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.