An 18-year-old has been disqualified for drink driving less than 3 months after passing his test.
Alexander Picken, from Walsall in the West Midlands, was found to have 55mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath where the legal limit is 35mg/100ml. He had been driving after midnight when his vehicle struck a kerb and travelled along the pavement before colliding with a wall, causing damage.
He admitted to drinking a pint of lager and a shot of sambuca 15 minutes before getting behind the wheel but had not believed that he was over the limit.
Picken pleaded guilty to driving over the limit at Walsall Magistrates Court and was disqualified from driving for 15 months.