A MAN who rolled his car whilst drunk on the A339 last year has been banned from driving.

Jack Dinsmore admitted being behind the wheel of his vehicle on the A339 in Ramsdell on August 16, 2020 when he was over the drink-drive limit.

He was on his way to support a friend who was suffering from mental health issues at the time, Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard on Thursday morning.

The 24-year-old was driving when he saw the traffic in front of him braking, causing him to leave the road and roll the car, the court heard.

He was taken to hospital to be checked over where a blood test showed he was over the drink-drive limit.

Dinsmore, of Northend Cottages in Worthing, had 99 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his blood, where the legal limit is 80.

Defending him in court, Stuart Western said: “This is a blood case not a breath case. It is serious but it is in the lower bracket.

“He accepts he shouldn’t have [driven] and is facing the consequences here today.”

Dinsmore, who said he was due to start a new job in the horse racing industry on Monday, was disqualified from driving for a year.

He was given a £120 fine, and ordered to pay costs of £20 and a victim surcharge of £34.