Drunk driver found asleep at wheel of Mercedes

Livingston Sheriff Court

Livingston Sheriff Court

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A DRUNK driver was found by police fast asleep at the wheel of his Mercedes.

Szabolcs Szudar didn’t wake up when officers pulled him out and put him in handcuffs.

When the 30-year-old was finally roused, he refused to take a breath test, Livingston Sheriff Court heard.

Prosecutor Lyndsey Armstrong told the court a member of the public called police after the accused got in his car and started the engine.

When officers arrived at Bathgate town centre they found Szudar unconscious. The keys were in the ignition and the headlights were on.

Szudar, from Livingston, admitted refusing to give a breath sample on September 28. Sheriff Susan Craig fined him £540 and banned from driving for 21 months.