A TEENAGER has been banned from driving after causing an accident after drinking.

Thomas Marshall, of Daleside Avenue, New Mill, was before Huddersfield magistrates yesterday.

James Weekes, prosecuting, said the 19-year-old was involved in a crash on Boxing Day last year.

He hit a car coming in the opposite direction as he took a corner in Springwood Road at Thongsbridge.

The woman suffered some injuries and Marshall was breathalysed by police as he smelt of drink.

He had 71 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35mg.

Marshall, an unemployed builder, said he had been ‘leathered’ the night before.

He was taken to the police station where he refused to give further breath samples.

He pleaded guilty to the offence of failing to provide a sample.

Magistrates banned him from driving for 12 months. They also gave him a community order, which includes a 30 day activity requirement and curfew for eight weeks.

The bench also ordered him to pay £180 court costs.