DRIVING his father's car while more than twice over the legal drink-drive limit and rolling it on its side led to a court appearance for a Whippingham man.

Jason Osborne, 49, of East Cowes Road, admitted a drink driving charge when he appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates yesterday (Tuesday).

The court was told police were called to reports of a car on it side at Bowcombe Road, Carisbrooke, at about 2.30pm on September 25.

They were directed to an ambulance and Osborne was inside.

He was co-operative and explained he had rolled his father's car, said Ann Smout, prosecuting.

Officers said they detected the smell of drink on Osborne's breath and he said had had a couple of pints.

After going to hospital, he was breathalised and gave a reading of 92 mcgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath — the legal limit is 35.

For Osborne, Oscar Vincent said it was difficult to see how much more co-operative his client could have been with police.

He said: "He had to explain to his father his arrest for drink driving and also that he had crashed his dad's car as well. That was a difficult thing to do."

Osborne was sentenced to a 12-month community order and told to pay £85 costs and an £85 surcharge.

He was also banned from driving for two years.