A drunk driver who turned his vehicle over after crashing into the entrance to a steelworks has been handed a two-year driving ban. Twenty-six year old Shane Adrian Douglas lost control over the Ford Fiesta he was driving. He crashed into railings at Shotton Steelworks in North Wales, flipping his car onto its side, according to the claims of prosecutor, Matthew Ellis. Mr. Douglas, who was left trapped inside of his vehicle, had to be released by emergency services crews, the jury at Mold Magistrates Court was told. Mr. Douglas suffered from a head wound had was admitted to the Countess of Chester Hospital following his release from the vehicle.
Mr. Douglas was found to have had 226 milligrams of alcohol in his blood, in excess of twice the legal limit. Mr. Douglas of Garden City, was left with no memory of the crash, the court was informed. Brian Cross, defending, claimed that Mr. Douglas had never been in trouble with the law before and had issued his apologies over the incident. Mr. Douglas had been in possession of a driving license for six years and was described by his solicitor as a “hard-working” man.
Mr. Douglas was handed a 12-month community order and was ordered to engage in 150 hours’ unpaid community work. He was handed a two-year ban from driving a vehicle and was ordered to meet £85 worth of costs.
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