Boozy dad smashed into parked car with his kids on back seat
A boozy dad-of-three drove home from the pub with his wife and kids before crashing into a neighbour's car in Warsop, a court has heard.
Neil Parker-Hubbard, 28, of Appleton Street, admitted drink driving when he appeared before magistrates in Mansfield on Wednesday.
Police were called to his home address at around 10pm on November 11, after a neighbour heard the collision and saw him take two children into his house.
Neil Hollett, prosecuting, said Parker-Hubbard told police he had drunk five pints of beer at a family party in a local pub.
“He said he felt fine but suspected he was over the limit.
“His wife told him he had hit a wing mirror which caused him to lose concentration and crash into the other car.”
A breath test revealed he had 80 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 mililitres of breath when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
Matthew Taylor, mitigating, said: “It is something he has never done before. Fortunately there were no injuries. The damage has been resolved through his insurance company.”
He said a ban would not mean he would lose his job as a painter and decorator, but would impact on his ability to do extra work at weekends.
Parker-Hubbard was fined £390 and ordered to pay a £39 victim surcharge with £85 costs. He was banned from driving for 20 months.
He was offered a drink-drive rehabilitation course which will reduce the disqualification by 25 per cent if he completes it before December 19, 2017.