An alleged drink-driver will appear before the crown court accused of knocking a cyclist off his bike.

BMW M5 driver Anthony Adams, 47, is said to have been speeding and three times over the drink drive limit when he struck the cyclist, a Trowbridge man in his 40s, on the A350, near Westbury, on November 17 last year.

The man suffered life changing injuries. When 999 crews arrived shortly after the crash at 6pm, one of his feet was pointing in the wrong direction. He was said to have had required extensive treatment.

Appearing before Swindon Magistrates’ Court on Saturday morning, Adams, of Coach Road, Westbury, entered no pleas to allegations of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, drink driving and driving without due care and attention.

The charges allege Adams blew 113 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates bailed him to appear before Swindon Crown Court on November 27 for a plea and pre-trial preparation hearing.

Kate Prince appeared for the Crown Prosecution Service. Adams was represented by Mark Glendenning.