Crash driver two times the limit
A PORT Talbot man who crashed his car after a night out in Swansea was twice the drink-drive limit.
Neath magistrates heard Lee Grenville Vallery of Ford Road, was found with 71 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath after he crashed his vehicle in Dalton Road in the early hours of February 16.
The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
The 25-year-old, who pleaded guilty to the offence, initially told officers his car had been stolen but after being questioned admitted it was him who had been driving.
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In mitigation, solicitor Giles Hayes said: "He has never troubled the court before and made a rather silly error of judgment." Magistrate Howard Davies said: "It was an absolutely stupid thing to do — you could have been here this morning facing a charge of killing someone, you could have killed yourself."
Vallery was disqualified from driving for 18 months and fined £127. He will also pay a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £80.