A man who believes the drink-drive limit should be set at zero got behind the wheel when more than twice over the legal limit.
Andrew Green, of Walton Gardens, Grantham, admitted drink-driving after he crashed his car into a kerb following a night drinking in Grantham town centre.
Giles Tyas, defending, said: “He had been out in Grantham town centre and had been to a couple of pubs. He had driven into town from his home address with the intention of leaving the car in Grantham and picking it up the next day.
“He remembers buying a pizza with friends then going to get his cigarettes from his car. The next thing he became aware of is the fact he had this accident.”
The court heard Green hit the kerb so hard he damaged the drive shaft.
Mr Tyas said Green was “staggered” to find himself in court as “he is a man who believes the drink-drive limit should be zero”.
Green, 44, was banned from driving for 18 months. He must pay a fine of £400, £85 costs and a £40 surcharge.
Chairman of magistrates Greg Cejer said: “You are effectively now on the road to Damascus having experienced a wake-up call.”