A motorist tried to give the police the slip to prevent him being caught for drink-driving.
Justin Stuart Boast, 25, sped off, turned into a driveway and turned the lights off, and then lay across the front seat.
But police saw him, arrested him for drink-driving, and a court heard yesterday he would now lose his job as a bus driver because of the driving disqualification.
Boast, of Honeysuckle Close, Broughton, was banned from driving for 18 months and ordered to pay fines and costs of £393.
Phillip Lloyd Jones, defending, told Flintshire Magistrates Court at Mold: “Boast will have to sign on for benefits.”
Boast was devastated at the inevitable result of the proceedings.
After a long time looking for work he had obtained himself a job as a bus driver, but would now be dismissed, he explained.
Matthew Ellis, prosecuting, said in the early hours of January 30 police monitoring traffic on the A5104 at Broughton saw a Peugeot 106 travelling at speed.
It was followed through the British Aerospace roundabout towards Broughton and it turned left at the car sales garage into Broughton Hall Road.
When the officer got to the junction the car had disappeared out of sight.
It would have been impossible to travel down the road and disappear in such a short time, the officer decided to look down one of the side roads and there saw the car parked in a driveway at something of a strange angle.
The car appeared unoccupied and police alerted the control room for assistance to do an area search.
But when an officer approached the car and opened the door he found Boast lying across the front seats.
Asked what he was doing, he said: “I saw you coming after me so I thought I would try and give you the slip.”
There was a strong smell of cannabis in the car, he confirmed he had taken the drug, and also that he had been drinking.
An intoxiliser test showed he had an alcohol reading of 62 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath, compared to the legal limit of 35mgs.
Mr Lloyd Jones said there had been a relationship breakdown and Boast suffered from depression.
He was devastated the inevitable driving ban would mean the loss of his job.