A drunk driver who “doesn’t drink” alcohol has been banned from driving after crashing into a parked car in High Wycombe.

Azhar Hussain, aged 52, of Rupert Avenue in High Wycombe, has been disqualified for 14 months after he admitted to drink driving on June 22.

At a hearing at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, the court heard how in the early hours of the morning, Hussain was driving a white BMW when he smashed into a parked car in Desborough Avenue.

The noise from the crash drew the attention of some neighbours, including the owner of the car Hussain had hit.

Instead of staying in the area and waiting for the police to arrive, Hussain, a former restaurant chef, ran away from the scene. He was chased by the neighbours, who brought him back to the area before he was arrested at around 1am.

Following his arrest, Hussain was taken to Wexham Park Hospital, where he was treated for injuries he suffered in the crash. While in hospital, he failed a blood alcohol test, showing that he was beyond the drink drive limit.

At the court hearing, Hussain pleaded guilty to charges of drink driving and failing to stop following an accident.

In mitigation, Hussain’s legal counsel said her client accepted full responsibility for what happened but was confused as to how there was alcohol in his blood, as he “does not drink.”

She said: “He was driving a very short distance from the town up the hill.

“He does not drink so he was very surprised that he had alcohol in his system.

“He thinks he could have been spiked by someone in the restaurant.

“He said to me ‘I have to hold my hands up’, this is not an individual that is trying to avoid blame.”

Sentencing Hussain, the magistrates banned him from the roads for 14 months.

He was also fined £200 and ordered to pay £119 in costs.