A man has been disqualified from driving for 33 months after pleading guilty to drink driving.

Harry Davies, aged 25, of Garratt Lane, London, appeared in Swindon Magistrates Court today.

On Saturday 12 May, Wiltshire Police were called to a report that a white Hyundai i10 had collided with the rear of a Fiat 500 on Faringdon Road in Swindon. Davies was found in the driver’s seat of the Hyundai and smelt strongly of alcohol. He was arrested, taken back to Gablecross and a breath test was carried out.

He was found to have 146 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the prescribed limit.

As well as the disqualification, he was given an eight week prison sentence suspended for 12 months, ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £115, Crown Prosecution Service costs of £85 and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

PC Jonathan Kilburn said: “Drink driving is a serious offence – by getting behind the wheel of a vehicle having consumed alcohol, Davies put not just himself, but other road users and pedestrians at risk. Due to the level of alcohol consumed, Davies’ ability to safely drive a vehicle was severely impacted and he collided with another vehicle. This was on a busy road leading into Swindon town centre – it is really fortunate that nobody was injured.”

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