A drink-driver crashed into a hedge after swerving on a north Pembrokeshire back road, a court has heard.

Callum David Richards, of Glasfryn Lane, St Davids, pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal alcohol limit when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, April 10.

Sian Vaughan, prosecuting, told the court that police found noticed the smell of alcohol coming from Richards when they responded to a report of a single vehicle collision near Nolton Haven at around 7pm on March 25.

He was found to have 59mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit is 35mg.

David Williams, defending, told the bench Richards swerved his Toyota Aygo to avoid an oncoming vehicle on the narrow back road and hit the hedge.

The 22 year-old carpenter waited with the damaged car for the police to arrive and admitted to being the driver.

Mr Williams added: “He showed obvious honesty by remaining with the vehicle pending the arrival of the police.”

Richards was fined £120 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 surcharge.

He was banned from driving for 12 months.