A MOTORIST who drove at speed and crashed a car to end his life on the A55 had been more than three times the drink-drive limit and now realised other people could have been hurt.

Unemployed forklift driver Robert Noblet, 32, of High Street, Holywell, pleaded guilty to driving a Volvo with a breath-alcohol count of 126 in August. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates at Llandudno imposed a three-year ban and 12-month community order including alcohol treatment.

Noblet was also fined £200 with £170 costs.

Prosecutor James Neary said police were called to the one-vehicle smash shortly before midnight.

Noblet got out of the car at Rhuallt and ran in front of vehicles.

A lorry driver and another onlooker put themselves at risk and restrained him.

Donald Roberts, defending, said: "He was at an extremely low ebb on the night and determined to end his life.

"The action he was then responsible for not only endangered him but could well have endangered others.

“He apologises profusely for that. He says ‘I am sorry, I just wasn’t thinking’.”