A supermarket worker who crashed his Honda was more than twice the legal drink-drive limit, a court heard.

Thomas Williams, 35, was found by his red Honda after the crash near Kingham railway station, west Oxfordshire, on October 2. The car had been driven off the road.

A PCSO sent to the crash suspected that the Naunton man may have been under the influence as he was unsteady on his feet and had to lean on the car for support.

Williams was evasive, initially giving the police a false name. When he was breathalysed at the police station he blew 94mcgs of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

Appearing before Oxford Magistrates’ Court via video link from Banbury police station, Williams, of Naunton, Gloucestershire, pleaded guilty to being drunk in charge of a vehicle and failing to turn up at court on October 18. He had a previous conviction for drink driving.

The driver told JPs he hadn’t come to court on Monday as he’d hit ‘rock bottom and didn’t know what to do’. He had a supermarket job but was signed off sick last week.

Fining him £353 and banning him from the roads for six months, chairman of the bench Deborah Backhaus said: “You’ve got history here, which is why we have given you a disqualification.”

He was ordered to pay £119 in costs and surcharge.

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