A YOUNG drink driver was found by police slumped in his car after he decided to sleep there because he was not welcome at home while his dad entertained a 'lady friend'.

Matthew Maslin admitted drink driving when he appeared before magistrates in Worcester on Thursday.

The 22-year-old of Union Place, Northwick, Worcester was discovered asleep in his Ford Fusion after driving with excess alcohol in the city's Constance Road on September 5.

The reading was 43mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, above the legal limit of 35mcg.

Mark Hambling, prosecuting, said it was around 4.55am when a member of the public called police who attended Constance Road.

He said: "They found a male in the driver's seat slumped over with the ignition running."

Officers were concerned for his welfare and spoke to him and, due to his manner, requested he provide a specimen of breath at the roadside. When he failed the test he was arrested and taken to Worcester Police Station where the evidential sample was taken.

Maslin told officers he had drunk four pints and two Bacardi and cokes. He is a man of previous good character.

Gary Harper, defending, said it was only due to the defendant's 'incredible honesty' in volunteering information that they knew he had driven the car at all as he would otherwise have been convicted of being drunk in charge of the vehicle.

He said of the Sainsbury's packer: "He ordinarily lives with his father but his father had a lady friend around and I don't think Mr Maslin's presence was appreciated. He's slept in his car. Somebody from Constance Road saw him in the car and they rang through to the police and the police came. He was slumped over - basically asleep. It was the small hours of the morning."

Magistrates banned him from driving for 12 months but offered him the drink drivers rehabilitation course which, if completed successfully, will reduce the length of the disqualification by 12 weeks.

They fined him £197 and ordered him to pay a contribution to costs of £135 and a victim surcharge of £34.