A Swindon drink driver has been fined and banned from the roads after crashing near a Wiltshire pub.

Philip O ‘Driscoll, of Thornbridge Avenue, pleaded guilty to drink driving at Swindon Magistrates Court on June 2.

The 57-year-old had been driving a Skoda Octavia when he crashed near The Plough on the Hill pub, at Chiseldon, on October 2 last year.

After the crash, he reportedly attempted to drive the damaged vehicle but was stopped by members of the public who stayed with him until police arrived.

O’Driscoll was subsequently arrested and taken into custody.

He has been slapped with a three-year driving ban and fined £300.

He must also pay CPS costs of £250 and a £124 victim surcharge.

T/Det Con Sean Williams said: “Drink driving is one of the fatal five offences on our roads – it is incredibly lucky that nobody was seriously injured as a result of O’Driscoll’s driving.

“I am pleased he has been given a driving ban and would encourage members of the public to contact us immediately if they are aware of any disqualified drivers getting behind the wheel of a car.”