A DRINK driver has admitted causing the death of a teenage moped rider.

Glen Holburt appeared at Oxford Crown Court yesterday and admitted causing death by driving without due care and attention while over the alcohol limit.

Edward Lynch from Kidlington was knocked off his moped in the crash on the B4031 Clifton Road in Deddington on April 15.

The 16-year-old, who attended the Warriner School in Bloxham, was on his stationary Aprilia moped when he was hit by Holburt’s Audi at about 9pm.

The 53-year-old driver, from Duns Tew Road in Hempton, had 63 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Judge Christopher Compston granted Holburt bail ahead of sentencing on November 16.

He refused the prosecution’s application to ban the defendant from driving in the meantime.

At the time of his death, Edward’s family said: “It is impossible to even begin to explain the pain we have all felt since that dark night when we lost Eddie.

“We cannot believe that our vibrant, intelligent, beautiful boy with an amazing determination in life, has been so cruelly taken away from us, when his life had barely just begun.

“He will remain in our hearts and thoughts for the rest of our lives.”