A drink-driver’s car was written-off after he was involved in a collision while more than double the limit.

Craig Cecil Boswell, of Pill Road, Hook, appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, October 16.

Boswell, 28, pleaded guilty to driving a Fiat Punto with excess alcohol at Brooke Avenue, Milford Haven, on September 29.

Prosecutor Abul Hussain said police found Boswell’s car abandoned when they responded to members of the public’s reports of a traffic collision.

“The defendant identified himself to officers. They say he smelt strongly of alcohol and was incoherent.”

Boswell, who had no previous convictions, provided a positive roadside breath sample and was found to have 83mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit is 35mg.

Mr Hussain said one car was written-off as a result of the collision. “So it was a significant accident.”

Rebecca Carter, defending, said Boswell would lose his job as a labourer, which he had started the previous week, as a result of the conviction because his role involved driving a works vehicle.

“He is very remorseful for this offence. The vehicle that was written-off belongs to the defendant himself.”

Magistrates fined Boswell £120 and banned him from driving for 20 months.

He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £30 surcharge.

The chairman of the bench warned Boswell that a car could be a ‘lethal weapon’.

“You, or someone else, could have been killed.”