Drunk driver crash blocks road
10:43am Friday 4th April 2014 in Milford Mercury news
AN OVER-THE-LIMIT 61-year-old driver crashed in to a parked Ford Fiesta and blocked Belle Vue Terrace in Pembroke Dock, Haverfordwest Magistrates Court heard on Tuesday.
Keith Jack, of Preselly View, Pembroke Dock, admitted driving his Subaru Impreza while approximately three times over the legal alcohol limit.
Peter Lloyd, prosecuting, told the court police and the fire brigade had attended the accident at 4.20pm on March 1.
“The defendant told officers he was driving but he didn’t know what had happened. He said “I’ve had a couple”,” Mr Lloyd explained. “He was then arrested and given a breath test.”
The reading was 106mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.
Mr Lloyd told the court Jack had an “ancient” criminal record dating back to the 1970s.
Mr Mark Layton, defending, said: “My client believes his tyre blew out and caused the collision. Of course, drink was another factor.”
Magistrates disqualified Jack from driving for 28 months and offered him a drink driving course which could reduce his sentence if completed. They then fined him £1,000 and ordered him to pay costs and a victim surcharge totalling £185.