Drink-driver banned for crash

North Somerset Courthouse

North Somerset Courthouse - Credit: Archant

A Backwell man has been banned from driving after flipping his car while over the legal alcohol limit.

Julian Effenburger, of Farleigh Road, was driving down Main Road in Cleeve when the car rolled.

Effenburger, aged 27, pleaded guilty to drink-driving at North Somerset Courthouse on Monday.

May Li, prosecuting, said: “South West Ambulance Service was called to a single vehicle traffic collision, the vehicle had rolled onto its roof. The vehicle was half-on and half-off the public footpath.

“There was debris nearby as the vehicle had been driven into a garden wall and an electric pole and ended up on the other side of the road.”

Effenburger was found to have 82 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The limit is 80.

He was ordered to pay £675 in fines and costs and banned from driving for a year.