A BOOZED up driver who was more than four times over the alcohol limit when he crashed his car into another has been banned from the roads for 33 months.

Police were called on Saturday following the collision in Faringdon Road involving a Hyundai i10 driven by Harry Davies, 25 and a Fiat 500. His car had gone into the back of the Fiat and he was found behind the wheel, smelling strongly of alcohol. Taken back to Gablecross, he was breath tested and a level of 146 mcg was recorded. The limit is 35.

Davies of Garratt Lane, London, appeared before Swindon magistrates and admitted drink driving.

As well as the ban, the bench gave him an eight-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered him to do 150 hours of unpaid work.

“This was on a busy road leading into Swindon town centre. It is really fortunate that nobody was injured,” PC Jonathan Kilburn said.

“Drink driving is a serious offence. By getting behind the wheel of a vehicle having consumed alcohol, Davies put not just himself, but other road users and pedestrians at risk.

“Due to the level of alcohol consumed, Davies’ ability to safely drive a vehicle was severely impacted and he collided with another vehicle.