A MAN who was found near his car 'with no clothes on and smelling of alcohol' has been disqualified from driving.

Rokas Kuprescenka, 26, appeared at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Friday, April 26 to plead guilty to failing to provide a specimen when in charge of a vehicle.

Nicola Reece, prosecuting, said Kuprescenka of Bowleaze Coveway, Weymouth, was found by members of the public at Lower Bincombe on April 6 at around 4.20pm trying to get into his car with no clothes on.

She said members of the public confiscated his keys and phoned the police as they were concerned about his welfare and noticed that he appeared intoxicated.

The court heard that on arrival, police arrested Kuprescenka and took him to the station as he 'smelt of liquor,' and a blood sample was required.

Kuprescenka declined this as he ‘wished to speak with his own solicitor’ first – however this is ‘not something that officers have to allow.’

Ian Daly, mitigating, said: “He lives with his partner. His partner - who was away on a business trip - texted him saying ‘someone I know has died.’ He knew how it would affect his partner and having no one to speak to, he found that difficult to process so he went out for a drive.”

Magistrates were told Kuprescenka, who is his partner's carer, drove for no more than five minutes and went for a walk.

Mr Daly said there was also a quantity of vodka in his vehicle which was intended to be used in a recipe but he didn't round to using it in his cooking.

Kuprescenka was given a 12-month driving ban. He was fined £153 and must pay £85 costs and a £61 victim surcharge.