A SECURITY guard has been banned from driving after smashing his car while over the drink diving limit in Dudley.

Shane Dragonslayer, aged 27, of Birch Avenue, Quarry Bank, appeared before Dudley Magistrates Court on Friday (April 22).

He was arrested at about 11pm on March 29 in Saltwells Road, Netherton, after crashing his red Vauxhall Corsa into two other vehicles – one of them a British Gas van – while on his way home.

Amy Davies, prosecuting, said Dragonslayer told police officers that he had drunk three cans of cider prior to losing control of the vehicle, which he was driving at 45mph in a 30mph zone.

She also said that Dragonslayer – who has no previous convictions – claimed to have a knife injury to his right hand and could only use his left hand to drive.

Mandeep Bassi, defending, said no other people were injured in the crash and the stationery vehicles suffered minor damage.

He added: “This is his first and only conviction and he had 46 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, which is just over the drink driving limit.

“He also pleaded guilty at the first possible chance.”

Dragonslayer was fined £250, as well as court costs of £135 and victim surcharge of £35; totalling £450.

He was also disqualified from driving for 14 months, which would be reduced by 14 weeks if he completes a rehabilitation course.