A WINSFORD man who crashed his car into a garden after drinking “seven or eight pints” of cider has been banned from driving for two years.
Darren McGee, 26, mounted a kerb and crashed into a fence before ploughing into the garden at Townfields Road in his Audi A3 at 2.15am on Friday, July 4, Vale Royal Magistrates Court heard.
Karen Morgan-Read, prosecuting, said when police arrived McGee, of Swallow Court, was “sitting with his head in his hands” on the side of the road.
He pleaded guilty to drink driving on Thursday and was also ordered to complete 140 hours of unpaid work.
Vicky Robinson-Parker, defending, said: “He never for one second intended to go out and drink drive.”
She said he had planned on driving home after one pint.
“I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who is more sorry for their behaviour,” she added “To say he is devastated is an understatement. When the police arrived he was a pitiful sight.”
She added: “Darren McGee has suffered enormously. He has lost a job he absolutely loved and had been doing for six years.”
Chairman of the bench, John Argust warned McGee of the consequences of driving while disqualified.