A drink-driver ploughed into three parked vehicles while almost double the legal limit.
Simon Cardwell’s Ford Focus smashed into the back of another car as he drove along Wellington Street in Batley on July 30.
The force of impact was such that this car ricocheted and hit another two vehicles, Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard.
Ben Crosland, prosecuting, said that police were called to the scene of the 9pm collision and it was immediately apparent that Cardwell was drunk.
The 29-year-old’s speech was slurred and he told the officers that he’d drunk three pints.
He was arrested and breath tests at Huddersfield Police Station showed that he had 66 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
This was almost twice the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.
District Judge Michael Fanning told him: “You were obviously pretty drunk as you’ve managed to crash into three parked cars.
“It’s a gamble that has not paid off.
“What if it had been somebody crossing the road rather than a stationary vehicle?
“You must realise how dangerous these situations can be and I have to disqualify you from driving.”
Cardwell, of Cornmill Avenue in Liversedge , was banned from driving for 20 months.
The joiner was fined a week’s pay of £340 and told to pay £85 prosecution costs and £34 court charge.