A banned driver clocked at 110mph on the M20 had empty beer cans in his car when police pulled him over.
Relu Parnica was spotted speeding in his grey BMW near Folkestone in poor weather conditions and was stopped by officers.
When they spoke to the 28-year-old they could smell alcohol on his breath and found empty cans of Stella Artois, as well as an open one in his car.
Parnica of Clockhouse, Ashford, was arrested and later charged with drink-driving, driving while disqualified and without insurance.
He admitted the offences at Folkestone Magistrates' Court on November 10, last year, a day after he had committed them.
Sentencing was adjourned to allow a pre-sentencing report to be carried out on him and he returned to the court to be sentenced on January 11.
The court heard when given a breath test, Parnica gave a reading of 51 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit is 35.
James Nichols prosecuting said: "Officers saw him speeding on the motorway at speeds of 110mph, there were poor weather conditions.
"He smelt of alcohol and there were empty cans and one open can of Stella in the car.
"He initially refused to do a breath test at the roadside, but did provide it at the police station.
"He'd been disqualified in December last year after failing to give the identity of a driver to police.
"He was banned for six months and the ban lasts until March this year. He was not in court on the day he was disqualified."
"You had no regard for the rules..."
District Judge Justin Barron also heard Parnica had a previous conviction for drink-driving.
Gemma Adams, defending, said: "He lost his job and was not in the right place. He made a terrible decision.
"He has two young children and a partner and was in a state of despair at losing his job, he has a baby of just four months."
Judge Barron also heard he'd now got himself another job at a recycling centre and was earning £400 a week.
He also told Parnica he was very close to a custodial sentence, but because he had a limited record, he had not reached that stage just yet.
He added: "You had no regard for the rules."
Parnica was placed on a 12-month community order which will see him carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and he was banned from driving for three years.
He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £114 and £85 costs.