A man faces jail after crashing his van on a country road while more than three-and-half times the legal limit.
Steven Handbury’s work van ended up against the wall of a house after he hit a parked car while trying to avoid a cat in the road.
Magistrates warned the 52-year-old that they are considering prison.
Handbury, of Moorland Rise in Meltham, pleaded guilty to driving while over the prescribed limit.
The incident happened at around 10.30pm on June 29.
Linda Fowler, prosecuting, told Kirklees magistrates that police were called to the scene of the smash on Mill Moor Road in Meltham.
She said: “Mr Handbury was driving a Ford Transit Connect when it collided with a parked vehicle. A neighbour heard a bang outside and saw the vehicle up against the wall of her house.
“The defendant was sitting inside his vehicle – he was trying to get out but couldn’t.”
Police came and spoke with Handbury who smelled of alcohol.
He was arrested after failing a roadside breath test and taken to the police station.
There further breath tests showed that he had 129 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
This was over three-and-a-half times the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.
Handbury said in interview that he was on his way back from a takeaway when he swerved for a cat.
He told police that he had permission to drive his work van for social use .
Handbury also admitted to drinking a couple of beers at home and then a glass of red wine at the takeaway.
His solicitor Ian Whiteley said that his employment is now in jeopardy as it is part of his contract that he has a full driving licence.
Magistrates adjourned his sentencing until July 25 so that a full report can be prepared.
Handbury was warned that he faces jail because of the high alcohol reading.
He was also issued with an interim driving ban.
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