A CRASH drink-driver has been banned from the roads after calling police to the scene.

Steven Gray admitted drink-driving when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Police were called to a crash on the A4110 in Herefordshire on August 30, prosecutor Melanie Winterflood said.

The court heard Gray had crashed his Volkswagen Polo into the rear end of a car he was following.

Both drivers stopped and while exchanging details the other driver noted that Gray smelled of alcohol and called police.

Gray, who was previously convicted of driving without due care and attention in 2019, was arrested after failing a roadside breath test. An evidential test in custody revealed he had 51 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.


George Cousins, for Gray, said the now 26-year-old had only just passed his test in 2019 and said he was still learning at that point.

"On this occasion he had been drinking the day before and had stayed in bed all day before picking a friend up.

"The other lady called the police first and they were told they would take two hours to get there, so he called the police too and they came and breath tested him."

Gray, of Station Road, Moorhampton, Hereford, was disqualified from driving for 14 months and fined £500. He must also pay costs of £135 and a £50 victim surcharge.