A YOUNG driver with ADHD was so drunk he swerved, clipped kerbs and fell into a hedge before he finally staggered out of his car and lay down in a driveway.

University graduate Oliver Landon admitted drink driving in his Mini Cooper in Droitwich when he appeared before magistrates in Worcester on Thursday.

The 22-year-old of Crown Lane, Wychbold was more than three times the drink drive limit when the evidential sample was taken at the police station.

The reading was 111mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, well over the legal limit of 35mcg.

The suited defendant, supported at court by his mother, was observed by a motorist who was driving behind him on the A38 towards Droitwich on September 6 this year.

Emily Clewer, prosecuting, said this motorist described Landon swerving into the right hand lane and hitting a kerb before braking suddenly as he approached the Copcut roundabout as he headed towards Droitwich, striking the roundabout and narrowly avoiding hitting a parked car.

Miss Clewer said the other driver sounded his horn and flashed his lights to get the driver of the Mini to slow down and, when he did so, got out of his car to speak to Landon.

She added: "Mr Landon appeared to be drunk. He was stumbling around and fell into some hedges and was slurring his words. He then lay down in a driveway."

Police were called and Landon failed the roadside breath test. He made admissions in interview, telling them he had consumed alcohol and should not have driven thereafter.

Richard Hull, defending, said his client had been diagnosed as having ADHD in his teenage years and that his mother had outlined the challenges they faced as a family in trying to get him properly diagnosed throughout his formative years.

He said the defendant's actions had been 'out of character', he was of previous good character and that he 'deeply regrets his actions' and is 'extremely remorseful'.

"His mother described how surprised she was that he had made the decision to drive with excess alcohol," he said.

Landon had been at a game of cricket and had had no intention of drinking but met up with some friends he had not seen for a while and began to drink.

"He put himself and other road users at risk" said Mr Hull who stressed there was no accident and no injury caused.

Magistrates banned Landon from driving for 24 months, placed him on a curfew between 8pm and 5am for 20 weeks which they said would allow to continue to go to work and use the gym. They further ordered him to pay £135 costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

He was offered a drink drive awareness course which he must pay for himself. If completed by February 22, 2022 it will have the effect of reducing the length of his driving disqualification by 24 weeks.