Driver who crashed more than three times over the limit

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SUSSEX police have renewed warnings over drink driving as convictions following the winter crack-down hit 114.

They cite a Hastings man who was banned for more than two years after getting behind the wheel while more than three times over the drink drive limit.

Philip Edmunds, 53, was arrested after being found staggering along the pavement in Mount Pleasant Road, Hastings, on 7 December last year.

Police say that after spending several hours in a pub drinking he had decided to drive home but crashed into a taxi on the way.

When tested at a police station, Edmunds had 251 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood - well over the 80 milligrammes legal limit.

Superintendent Jane Derrick said: “Edmunds was in no fit state to be on the roads and could barely walk when he was arrested.

“It is horrifying that some drivers will still get into their vehicles despite knowing they pose a danger both to themselves and to everyone else.

“Edmunds admitted he had been wrong to drink and drive but saying sorry after the event is too late - drinking and driving costs lives .”