Terrington St Clement driver crashed car into fence while over alcohol limit

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711

A landlord crashed his car into a fence while over the drink-drive limit after he was alerted to a problem at one of his properties.

Mark Playford, 55, of Marshland Street, Terrington St Clement, pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared before magistrates in Lynn today.

Fergus Harold, prosecuting, said police were called to a collision at the junction of Churchgate Way and Lynn Road on July 23 where a car hit a fence.

Playford was arrested after failing a roadside breath test. Further samples showed he had 57 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

George Sorrell, mitigating, said Playford had “overcooked” the corner after being told of an issue at a home he owns in Lynn.

Playford was banned from driving for 12 months.

He was told to pay a £300 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.