A taxi driver has been disqualified from driving after he was caught three times the legal drink drive limit.
Vijay Bangar was caught when a resident phoned 999 after he had crashed into a bollard in Cartwright Street, Wolverhampton, at about 7.15am on August 7.
Mrs Kelly Crowe, prosecuting, told the court: “The police found the defendant in a taxi and when they spoke to him he was clearly intoxicated.”
They took a roadside breath test and Bangar was over the legal limit.
When he was taken to the station, officers took a blood sample, and he had 243 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80 microgrammes.
Mrs Crowe told the court that Bangar had told police he had consumed wine and vodka overnight.
Bangar, who represented himself in court, pleaded guilty to drink driving, and said he had no excuse.
The 36-year-old, of Himley Crescent, Wolverhampton, had already handed his taxi licence back to the council.
Magistrates disqualified him from driving for 23 months and sentenced him to a four-week curfew.
He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.