A drink-driver whose car ended up on its roof after a crash has been fined £1,000 and banned from driving for two years.

Richard John Christian admitted the offence and was also ordered to retake his test at the end of the ban.

Prosecuting advocate Roger Kane told the court that police were called to Quine’s Hill in Port Soderick on July 11 at 12.40am.

A black Honda Civic was on its roof blocking the road and Christian, who is 26, was sitting on the ground nearby.

He was said to be slurring his words and smelling of alcohol and failed a roadside breathalyser test.

After being taken to police headquarters he failed a further test with a reading of 74. The legal limit is 35.

Christian, who lives at Cronk y Thatcher, Colby, admitted during an interview that he had been drink-driving and said he had ’made a big mistake’.

The court heard that he had no previous convictions.

Defence advocate Peter Taylor said: ’Mr Christian admits he made a stupid mistake while he was out. He should have taken a taxi or stayed with friends.

’He knows how fortunate he was.

’He says he doesn’t remember anything about the accident.’

Mr Taylor went on to say that a driving ban was going to affect Christian’s employment as he had been hoping to transfer into another area which may involve driving.

High Bailiff Jayne Hughes also ordered him to pay prosecution costs of £125 which he must pay, along with the fine, by September 13.