A WELLINGTON man's "moment of madness" has landed him with a 15-month driving ban.

Trey Gosling ploughed his car into two parked vehicles in Chard and was found to be one and a half times the drink drive limit when he was breathalysed six hours later.

The 29-year-old self-employed landscaper, of Priory, admitted drink driving when he appeared at Yeovil Magistrates' Court.

Prosecutor Ben Winzer said just after midnight police were contacted by a witness saying a drunk man had crashed into two stationery vehicles.

Mr Winzer said: “They said the driver had fallen over when he got out of his vehicle and was slurring his words and smelt of alcohol.

“The police attended the scene and a roadside breath test was requested but was unable to be carried out so he was arrested for being unfit to drive.”

A test was eventually carried out at 6am where the reading was 55mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit being 35mcg of alcohol.

Greg Peters, defending, said Gosling did not know what happened that night adding it was out of character and something he had never done before.

Mr Peters said: “He simply cannot explain what happened but it has caused him huge problems already and will continue to do so.

“He is the sole provider for his family and has now had to make huge changes to his landscape gardening company including buying a new vehicle and taking on another self-employed person to act as the driver.

“Due to that moment of madness this is now going to continue and will have a profound effect upon him.”

He said Gosling wanted to apologise to the court for what happened and was ashamed of his actions.

As well as the disqualification, he was fined £485 and ordered to pay a £194 victim surcharge and £85 costs.