I agree with the judge: "It almost defies belief how anyone can drink 48 cans of lager a day and a bottle or two of spirits."
A chronic Preston alcoholic has told how he used to drink 48 cans of lager and two bottles of brandy every day.
But 28-year-old Sean Whiteside from Preston has pledged to beat his demons for good after cutting down his boozing - to 30 cans a day.
[He] gave up work 12 months ago after his addiction became too much.
He says he is unable to work and has put in a claim for incapacity benefit because of his illness.
Read the entire astonishing story at the Lancashire Evening Post.