Drink-driver wrecked car

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DRINK-driver Anthony Wells crashed his Ford Focus into a field off the A16 at Deeping St Nicholas after deciding to drive home in the early hours of the morning, a court heard.

Wells (23), of Lewis Court, crashed around 12.40am on August 27.

The alarm was raised by a member of the public and police found his car – which was extensively damaged – but he was nowhere to be seen.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said Wells had phoned a friend who picked him up and took him home.

Wells pleaded guilty to driving with 87 microgrammes of alchohol in breath – more than double the limit of 35 – and was banned for 20 months, fined £150 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

He can cut five months off the ban if he completes a rehabilitation course.

Solicitor Rachel Stevens, mitigating, said Wells had not tried to escape justice – he went home and was getting his documents in order to take to the police.

Miss Stevens said Wells had not intended to drive that night but became distressed after seeing his former partner and wanted to go home. He lost his job as a result of the offence but has since found new work.