A Filey supermarket worker may have to rethink his working hours after he was slapped with an 18-month driving ban by magistrates.
A court heard how Morrison’s worker Scott Ryan had been sitting in his car with a group of friends, as they knocked back cans of lager.
But little did they know police were watching the youngsters from afar, as they passed the booze around.
And Scarborough magistrates also heard how the 23-year-old “stupidly” joined in the fun as the youngsters sat in the parked Renault Clio on the A165 in Cayton at 9.10pm on January 31.
His solicitor Robert Vining told the court how the “blues and twos” appeared in the background, before police grilled Ryan on the roadside.
And Ryan, of Wharfedale, was said to have had the smell of “intoxicating liquor” on his breath.
A breath test revealed he was nearly twice the legal drink drive limit, with 66 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 35 microgrammes.
He was arrested and summoned before the bench on Thursday February 20, where he pleaded guilty to drink driving.
In mitigation, Mr Vining said that evening had been a “classic situation” of a young man who had a car, out with his friends for a drive.
And he added Ryan, who had no previous convictions, was “mortified” to find himself in court, and that without access to a car he would find late shifts at the supermarket “impossible” – especially with public transport to Filey ending so early.
Ryan was also ordered to pay £315 in fines and costs.