A MOTORIST who was twice the drink drive limit lost control and crashed into another vehicle.

A couple living nearby heard a loud bang as Peter Phillips ploughed into the parked vehicle in North Street, Haselbury Plucknett.

Phillips, 35, of Trusthams, Broadwindsor, admitted drink driving on November 13 when he appeared at Yeovil Magistrates' Court.

Ann Ellery, prosecuting, said a witness was at home at 9.30pm with her husband when she heard the collision.

Ms Ellery said: “She looked outside and saw that Phillips had driven his vehicle into a parked car by a wall and had caused damage to both.

“The police were called and they took the defendant to the police station where he gave a breath test reading of 71mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit being 35mcg of alcohol.”

Appearing unrepresented, Philips told the court he needed to drive for his job, but there could be a possibility of working around that.

He was disqualified from driving for 18 months, fined £390 and ordered to pay a £156 victim surcharge and £85 costs.