A DRINK-DRIVER was taken to hospital by air ambulance following a crash in Herefordshire, a court has heard.

The crash happened on May 20 last year on Roman Road in Stretton Sugwas. 

Henry Griffiths was the only driver involved in the crash, and, according to Griffiths' defence solicitor Chris Reid, the air ambulance attended the scene to take him to hospital with severe injuries.

Doctors warned that Griffiths could have lost his arm, but it was saved by three extensive surgeries, said Mr Reid.


20-year-old Griffiths, of Breinton near Hereford, appeared in court on January 24 and pleaded guilty to one count of drink-driving.

Prosecutor Melanie Winterflood said that he had a blood alcohol reading of 187 microgrammes, which is over twice the legal limit of 80.

He was disqualified for 18 months, and fined £120 with £135 in court costs and a £48 victim surcharge.

Magistrates told Griffiths: “You’ve really learnt your lesson the hard way.”