A drink-driving teen was taken to hospital after crashing into a hedge while more than double the limit, a court has heard.

Aidan Ronald Skinner, of Pontfaen, Fishguard, pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal alcohol limit when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday.

Sian Vaughan, prosecuting, told the court that Skinner’s Ford Fiesta lost a wheel and blocked the road after it collided with a hedge on the Letterston to Little Newcastle road on January 11.

“Police could see Mr Skinner in the driver’s seat, and he was smelling of intoxicants. He had a bump on his head and was taken to Withybush hospital.”

Skinner, 19, was found to have 201mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood, the legal limit is 80mg.

Mike Kelleher, defending, told the court that Skinner, a student, lived in a rural part of the county, which would be made difficult by the loss of his licence.

“He had an accident where he skidded on mud. He stayed at the scene, police were called and he fully accepted his position.”

Magistrates fined Skinner £120 and banned him from driving for 18 months.

He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

The chairman of the bench said: “I am sure you have learned a lot from this event and hope you get your life back on track.”