A DRINK driver crashed his car off the road after consuming two pints of alcohol earlier in the day.

Liam Stezaker, 24, of Ingestre Street, Whitecross, Hereford, pleaded guilty to drink driving his silver Vauxhall Corsa on June 20.

Clare Linehan, prosecuting, at Hereford Magistrates Court on Thursday said that police were called at 8pm to reports that the car had left Wigmore Road, in Pipe Aston.

"The car left the road on a sharp right hand bend," said Ms Linehan.

"There was a male and female passenger as well as the driver, all of which fortunately got out uninjured. Stezaker identified himself as the owner and driver and said he had drank two pints at lunch time."

When breath tested Stezaker blew 55 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit is 35.

Marilena Divitantonio, mitigating, said that following the crash the defendant had stayed at the scene and admitted the offence.

"He had never driven on that road before and there are some sharp bends," said Ms Divitantonio

"He was lucky there was no injuries."

Stezaker was disqualified from driving for 14 months which could be reduced by three months on the completion of a drink driving rehabilitation course.

He was also ordered to pay a £200 fine, £135 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.