A MAN drunkenly crashed into a parked car after celebrating his brother’s wedding, a court heard.
Richard Mitchell, of Hazel Court, Cowlersley, appeared before District Judge Pascoe sitting in Huddersfield.
He was banned from the wheel after admitting a charge of drink-driving on November 4.
Paul Ramsay, prosecuting, said the incident happened at 3am outside an address in Gillroyd Lane, Linthwaite.
He said that the owner was woken by his wife who had heard a loud banging coming from outside.
The man looked outside and saw a car being crashed into his Mercedes. This hit a second vehicle, which was shunted along the road.
Mr Ramsay said: “The driver said: ‘I’m sorry mate, I’m insured I’ll sort it out’. However the owner called police.”
Mitchell told police that he had been to his brother’s wedding and that he had only had two drinks.
However breath tests revealed that he had 82 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
This is over twice the legal limit of 35mgs.
Paul Blanchard, mitigating, said that his client was of previous good character and worked as a fundraiser for a charity.
He said: “He doesn’t understand how he found himself in the situation that he does.
“There was the possibility that somebody tampered with his drinks but no evidence to assist him.”
Judge Pascoe banned Mitchell from driving for 18 months.
He also ordered him to pay £240 fine, £85 costs and £24 victim surcharge.