A DRUNK who smashed his Volkswagen into two parked cars after binging on beers then abused A&E staff and patients has been jailed for three months.

Matthew Brown was already on bail for drink driving when police were called to reports of a crash on Ruskin Avenue late on Monday evening, Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard.

The 32-year-old had smashed his silver VW Golf into two parked cars before wandering home. When police arrived at the scene a member of the public named Brown as the driver of the hatchback.

Prosecuting, Kate Prince said: “Officers saw a male stumbling in front of them just down the road.”

That man was Brown, returning from the family home where he had handed over his phone to his wife.

Brown was taken back to Gablecross police station, where he refused to provide a breath sample. Police officers took him on to Great Western Hospital where he repeatedly swore volubly in front of elderly patients and staff then refused treatment.

Magistrates were told Brown was on bail for drink driving. That was related to a crash on Mead Way, west Swindon, on November 14. Brown had smashed his car into a roundabout, flattening road signs, before crashing into the side of the road. Tests found he had 78 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Brown, of Ruskin Avenue, pleaded guilty to drink driving, failing to provide a sample of breath and disorderly behaviour.

Defending, John Berry said his client – a construction worker by trade - had suffered a serious head injury in 2015 when a piece of scaffolding fell on his head. That had left him with post-concussion syndrome, which affects his thought processes, memory, mood and behaviour.

“It appears to me he is probably self-medicating with alcohol,” Mr Berry said. On both occasions, Brown had been driving home after drinking beer.

Magistrates sentenced Brown to a total of 12 weeks imprisonment, banned him from driving for four years and ordered he pay a £122 victim surcharge.