A MOTORIST who crashed in Flint town centre was found to be four and a half times the drink drive limit.
Andrew Phillip Anderson, 49, was found by police slumped over the steering wheel with an empty bottle of vodka between his knees.
Anderson of Parc Bryn Castell in Connah’s Quay, admitted drink driving and dangerous driving after the incident on January 14.
He was given an interim driving ban at Flintshire Magistrates Court at Mold and was bailed pending sentence tomorrow.
Magistrates were told that a blood test showed that he had an alcohol level of 362 miligrammes compared to the legal limit of 80.
Prosecutor Huw Evans said that it was an extremely high alcohol level and asked for an interim driving ban for the protection of the public.
Phillip Lloyd Jones, defending, said that his client, who suffered ill-health and was currently off work, was extremely nervous.
Anderson had driven from Oakenholt to Flint when it is alleged he pulled over to overtake a cyclist but drove into the path of an oncoming articulated lorry.
There was no accident at that stage, he stopped at red pedestrian traffic lights but allegedly moved forward as three girls were crossing and one of them had to jump out of the way.
It is alleged that he went through red traffic lights at Flint town centre, and then crashed into bollards and railings in Church Street.
Police officers found him slumped behind the wheel with a 375ml bottle of vodka between his knees.
Anderson told magistrates: “I am sorry.”