A young man didn't want to leave his car in Tesco car park overnight and get a fine.

So he drove off - when he had drunk five pints.

The Peugeot 206 ended up on its roof and driver Jacob Arthur Owen, 21, a painter and decorator, was taken to hospital for treatment to his injuries.

He admitted at North East Wales Magistrates' Court at Mold that he was twice the drink drive limit when a blood test was taken in hospital more than two hours later.

Owen, of Dyke Street in Brymbo, Wrexham, was found to have 167 microgrammes of alcohol in his blood compared to the legal limit of 80.

He was banned from driving for 18 months and was placed on a 12 month community order under which he must carry out 80 hours unpaid work. Owen was also ordered to pay £85 costs and an £80 surcharge.

Prosecutor Rhian Jackson said that on January 26 at about 10 pm police were made aware of a road traffic collision at Berse Road in Caego.

An officer spoke to a passenger and there was an ambulance and a paramedic present at the scene.

"The vehicle had substantial damage having flipped over on to its roof," she said.

Owen gave a road side screening breath test of 91 microgrammes compared to the legal limit of 35.

He was taken to hospital and a blood test was taken at 12.42am which produced the 167 reading.

Ian Barnes, defending, said his client admitted what he had done and took full responsibility.

He was a young man of no previous convictions and was very remorseful.

Probation officer Gemma Stubbs said the defendant appreciated the potential consequences of his actions.

"He himself says that he could have killed someone," she said.

The defendant had described the incident as an error of judgement.

"His only explanation was that he did not want to get a parking fine from the Tesco car park," she explained.

He normally only drank socially with friends at the weekend but that night he was in town, a friend asked to meet for a drink and one drink led to another and another.