A drink driver who was nearly four times over the limit when he crashed his car has been banned from driving for three years.

Mariusz Golec, aged 51, of Monmouth Close, Aylesbury, was severely intoxicated when he was caught behind the wheel of a Seat Ibiza in Bicester Road on September 27, 2020.

The offender had denied a charge of drink driving but at a hearing a Wycombe Magistrates' Court on April 20, he was found guilty of the offence.

The court heard how Golec gave a breath test reading of 135 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 35 micrograms, making Golec nearly four times over the drink drive limit when the offence was committed.

The prosecutor told the court that while he was drunk, Golec crashed into a kerb where pedestrians could have been standing. Fortunately, no one was there when the collision took place.

The court also heard that Golec, a Polish national, works and lives in the UK, supporting his family who live in his home nation.

The magistrates stopped short of sending Golec to prison but handed him a 12-week sentence suspended for one year.

He was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work within the next year, banned from driving for 36 months and told to pay £903 in court costs.