A RACEGOER found asleep in his car in a Chester car park has been fined for drink-driving.

Winston Roy Barnett, 42, from Flintshire, had been out at the races on Saturday, September 28, and then decided to wait until he’d sobered up enough to drive.

At around 4.40am the next day he was seen on CCTV driving around in the Little Roodee Car Park and police officers went to the scene to check on him.

Barnett was found asleep in his Ford Focus with his keys in his pocket when they arrived, Chester Magistrates Court heard on Friday (October 18).

He was then given a breath test which recorded 40 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Peter Barnett, defending, stressed his client had made full admissions and pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

The defendant, of Sixth Avenue, Flint, was fined £200 and disqualified from driving for 12 months. He must also pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge, which goes into a national pot to support victims of crime.