A Grantham man has admitted to driving while nearly three times over the legal alcohol limit.
Robert Grzywaczewski, 45, of Tamar Court, pleaded guilty to having 104 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath on January 30.
The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
Marie Stace, prosecuting, said that at 9.30pm the defendant drove from his home to the Eastern European shop on London Road.
After parking on the pavement he entered the shop, but when he returned and started to drive off he almost hit two witnesses.
An argument ensued between them which led to the police being called, and Grzywaczewski failed a roadside breath test.
He admitted that he been drinking alcohol about an hour before, consuming about one-and-a-half bottles of wine.
Representing himself in court, Grzywaczewski admitted his guilt and said: “I am very ashamed of the situation.”
He added that for the past few months he had gone through a very stressful time.
Due to the high alcohol reading magistrates asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared on Grzywaczewski.
He will therefore appear again before Grantham magistrates on February 25, and in the meantime remains on conditional bail and subject to an interim driving ban.