A drink-driving pensioner crashed into a parked car on his way to church, a court has heard.

Ernest Webber, of Woodbine Way, Hakin, pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal alcohol limit when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, April 9.

Dennis Davies, prosecuting, said Webber collided with a parked car while driving along Woodbine Way, on his way to church at 6.10pm on December 2.

He was found to have 142mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood, the legal limit is 80mg.

Webber, 68, told officers he had consumed a vodka earlier that day, but did not feel drunk.

The court was told he heard a ‘click’ before his Seat Arosa veered to one side and clipped the other vehicle.

Mike Kelleher, defending, said: “It was very close to his house, he had hardly gone any distance at all.”

Mr Kelleher added that Webber had already surrendered his licence to the DVLA and had no intention of driving again.

Magistrates fined Webber £235 and ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £30 surcharge.

He was banned from driving for 18 months.

Webber said: “I am very sorry about what happened and I apologise.”