A drink-driver who crashed his partner’s car before fleeing the scene told police he wasn’t behind the wheel when the accident happened.
But a court heard Alan Green, 39, was “bang to rights” after police discovered traces of his blood on the driver’s air bag of the Alfa Romeo 156.
Wakefield Magistrates Court heard police spotted the Alfa Romeo – which had crashed in to a wall on Kirkthorpe Lane at Kirkthorpe, Wakefield – in the early hours of July 22.
When officers breathalysed Green at his home at nearby Park Avenue, Wakefield, he told them he had been out in Wakefield but left the car and took a taxi home after drinking around seven pints of lager.
Prosecutor, Richard Ogden, said blood found on the air bag was found to be match to Green and he later admitted drink-driving. The court heard Green panicked after the crash because he feared he would lose his job and have difficulty seeing his children.
District Judge Richard Manning handed Green a two-year driving ban and ordered him to pay fines and costs totalling £700. Judge Manning told him: “Your blood was on the air bag, You were bang to rights.”