A 23 year old drink driver, Thomas Maunsell, who took his stepfather’s car without permission and crashed into 3 parked cars, has been banned from driving for 15 months.
The 23 year old driver’s step father reported the keys to his car missing in the early hours of the morning.
But by this time, the police had already received reports that the car had been found crashed in a nearby village. A further 3 parked cars were also damaged in the crash.
Police officers attended the Maunsell’s house and found him intoxicated in his bedroom.
The court heard that Maunsell also had facial injuries consistent with a car crash.
Maunsell was breathalysed and gave a reading of 55mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The current legal limit for drink driving in England and Wales is 35mg.
On questioning, Maunsell admitted all offences put to him.
The court also heard that he was ashamed and embarrassed.
Along with the 15 month driving ban, he was also sentenced to 180 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £85 costs.
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