A suspected drink driver has been charged with causing the death of a local dad and grandfather.

Paul Morton, 47, from Swindon was killed when a white Audi A3 carrying two people left the carriageway on Kingsdown Road and hit a tree on June 17, last year.

Now Paula Rendell, 50, from from Abbey View Road, Moredon, has been charged with causing his death by careless driving while over the prescribed limit. 

Set to appear in at Swindon Magistrates' Court today (Wednesday), it has been alleged that the defendant had 99 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, which is higher than the 80 milligrams legal limit.

Paul died the day before Father's Day, and his loved ones including his daughters and grandchildren left cards at the scene of the crash in tribute, as well as flowers and other personal items. 

One said "Happy Father's Day grampy Mort," and another said "Happy Father's Day dad, love from your punk," followed by lots of kisses. 

There was also a heartfelt handwritten letter from one of the victim's children that ends 'Love you pops.'

Paul's family later released a statement via Wiltshire Police. 

It said: "Paul was a loving dad to Rebecca and Danielle, adored Bampy to his two grand-daughters Nayla-Mae and Delilah, amazing brother to Steven and Brian and a doting son to Dianne.

"He was bubbly and funny and was always up for a family party. Paul was full of laughter and jokes and he was the reason we came together as a family.

"Paul was a good friend, always reliable and there to help anyone who needed it. He had such a good heart.

"Paul is going to be sadly missed, not just by his family but by his friends too."

"He was such a well-known person, he had so much love for everyone."

Medics from Isle of Wight and Hampshire Air Ambulance battled to save Paul's life after the crash at 9.45pm on the Saturday night, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A woman in her 40s was arrested at the scene, but in an update provided on June 20, Wiltshire Police confirmed she had been released on bail but remained under investigation. 

Rendell is due to appear before Swindon Magistrates' Court at 10am.