Hedge dive for drink driver

A drinking session ended in a crash and a chase through a hedge for a Corby man.

David Siller, 39, had been drinking vodka in Corby Conservative Club when he decided to get into his BMW. He drove to Wheatley Avenue, where a woman woke to hear her Ford being shunted along the road by Siller’s car.

He drove back to the Conservative Club car park, where he was seen staggering around before being approached by a witness who called police. Siller, of Ashley Avenue, Corby, jumped through a hedge to get away.

When police caught up with him, he was three times over the drink-drive limit.

Corby magistrates heard he had recently lost his job as a paint sprayer and had been drinking about 20 units each day. He admitted drink-driving and failing to stop after an accident.

Sentencing was adjourned.