A RUGBY fan has been banned from the roads after an early morning crash in Herefordshire.

Wesley Lansdale admitted drink-driving when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Police were called to the A449 near Ross-on-Wye at 4am on November 7, prosecutor Shafquat Reaz said.

Onarrival, they found a Vauxhall Astra had crashed into road furniture, while Lansdale was identified as the driver and arrested after failing a roadside breath test.

He was taken to Hereford County Hospital, where an evidential blood test revealed he had 128 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80.


Marilena Di Vitantonio, for Lansdale, said the 33-year-old cricket coach had gone to watch the rugby and had been planning to stay with friends that night.

"There were two rooms that had been booked, but he was not able to get in," Miss Di Vitantonio said.

"He then walked to his car and decided to drive home. He fully accepts this was a bad decision.

"He would like to apologise for his behaviour, and his good character has now been tainted by this conviction."

Lansdale, of Balcombe Road, Rugby, was disqualified from driving for 14 months and fined £409. He must also pay costs of £135 and a £41 victim surcharge.