A MAN with a history of drink driving decided to ride his moped to Penzance train station after a fight with his girlfriend.
Lee Jackson, 23, of Acacia Road, Falmouth, had drunk five glasses of wine before getting onto the vehicle on January 24.
At Truro Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, he admitted driving while unfit through drink after a breath test revealed he had 77 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, which is more than twice the legal limit.
Alison May, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said police were called to Heamoor at about 12.30am to reports of a disturbance.
When they got there they saw Jackson sitting on the moped, wearing a crash helmet.
Ms May said Jackson had previously been disqualified from driving after being convicted of drink driving in youth court.
William Hazelton, defending, said Jackson had been visiting his girlfriend in Penzance but the pair ended up having an argument.
He said: “She asked him to leave, he was reluctant to leave initially ... He was going to the railway station.”
Sentencing Jackson to a 12-month community order with 60 hours’ unpaid work, District Judge David Parsons said: “Your case is made a lot more serious with the history of drink driving which demonstrated a trend.”
Jackson was also ordered to pay £80 towards the costs of the prosecution and a £60 victim surcharge.
He was disqualified from driving for three years.