A MAN who crashed his car while twice over the legal alcohol limit has been sentenced to 90 hours of community service and banned from driving for 18 months.
Ethan Jack Lawson-Earley (24) lost control of his car while on the Five Mile Road in St Ouen at 4.15am on 14 October.
St Peter Centenier John Camara told the Magistrate’s Court that the car hit a bank and was badly damaged, but Lawson-Earley was uninjured and no one else was involved in the incident.
Lawson-Earley contacted the States police, who noticed he smelt of alcohol and was slurring his words. The court heard that a breath test resulted in a reading of 70 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – twice the legal maximum of 35 micrograms.
Lawson-Earley admitted the offence and the court heard that he had no previous convictions.
The Magistrate, Bridget Shaw, told him: ‘You are fortunate not to have hurt yourself or anyone else when you lost control of your vehicle.
‘But when you had an accident you did all the right things. You were very honest and co-operative.’
She also ordered him he had to retake his driving test after the 18-month driving ban had elapsed.