A MAN has been handed a community order and banned from the roads after causing a crash in a Hereford street while four times above the drink drive limit.  

Konrad Sarna, from Lulham, near Madley, had 144mg of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when he was stopped in Moor Street, Hereford at around 8pm on June 17.

After being arrested, a second reading taken just after 8.21pm was 139mg. The legal limit is 35mg. 

In defence, George Cousins said the 36-year-old had been drinking with a friend but went to move his car because it was causing an obstruction.


However, in doing so, he caused a scratch on another car.

"That person came out of the car," said Mr Cousins. 

"He [Sarna] accepts that he was the person that did it, but he only drove about 250 metres."

Sarna, who pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle when the alcohol level was above the legal limit, was handed a 12 month community order, consisting of 120 hours of unpaid work, when he appeared at Hereford Magistrates Court on July 26. 

He was also disqualified from driving for 32 months, and told to pay court costs of £135 as well as a £114 victim surcharge respectively.