A man who crashed his car while more than three times the legal limit claimed that he had mixed vodka with herbal tablets.
Richard Collins, of Spa Mill Terrace in Slaithwaite, admitted drink-driving.
Kirklees magistrates heard that police were called after the 51-year-old was involved in a two car smash in Manchester Road in Marsden.
Collins remained sat in his Nissan Micra with the air bag deployed and the engine still running.
A witness turned off the ignition, prosecutor Alex Bozman said.
He told magistrates: “Mr Collins wanted to leave but the wheel was hanging off and he wasn’t going anywhere.
“(The witness) formed the opinion he was in drink and police attended.”
Collins was arrested and police station breath tests showed that he had 114 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
This was more than three times the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.
In interview Collins claimed that he had drunk only a small amount of alcohol.
He told police that he drunk a shot of vodka but had also been taking some herbal medication.
His solicitor Bob Carr explained that he is an alcoholic and has sought treatment.
Magistrates ordered a fill report before sentencing Collins on January 15.
They banned him from driving in the interim.