Philip Edmunds, 53, of Chiltern Drive, Hastings,was disqualified from driving for 25 months and made the subject of a three month overnight curfew when he appeared at Hastings Magistrates’ Court.
Curfew and Banned
He was also fined £50 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge after pleading guilty to drink-driving, driving without insurance and possession of cannabis. He was found staggering along the pavement in Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings, on 7 December last year.
After spending several hours in a pub drinking he had decided to drive home but crashed into a taxi on the way.
When tested at a police station, he had 251 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood – well over the 80 milligrammes legal limit.
Supt. Jane Derrick said: “He was in no fit state to be on the roads and could barely walk when he was arrested.
“It is horrifying that some drivers will still get into their vehicles despite knowing they pose a danger both to themselves and to everyone else.
You can text officers on 65999 with the details of people you suspect of drink or drug driving, along with their car make and registration number.
To report anyone driving antisocially visit www.operationcrackdown.co.uk.
If you know someone is driving after drinking or taking drugs call 999.