A drunken City worker was nearly twice the legal drink-drive limit when he smashed his Porsche into three cars causing £30,000 of damage, a court has heard.
Darren Conlon, an insurance broker with Lloyd's, had enjoyed a particularly boozy lunchtime session in the City before driving off in his Porsche 911 Turbo and crashing into the three parked cars, City of London magistrates were told yesterday.
Fuelled by lager and vodka, the 44-year-old father of three collided with a Lexus, then an Audi before hitting his final target, a Vauxhall Astra van, so hard that two of the Porsche's wheels were torn off.
Prosecutor Varinder Hayre told the court that the van driver: "heard a loud bang and an engine revving and saw the Porsche's front passenger-side wheel fly off followed by the rear passenger side tyre which bounced into the road." She added that Conlon remembered feeling 'funny' after downing the booze.
The chairman of the Magistrates took a different view, telling Conlon: "You were completely out of it."
Conlon, who his lawyer said was "deeply embarrassed and disgusted", pleaded guilty to driving dangerously and with excess alcohol and failing to stop. He was given a six months suspended sentence, ordered to complete 150 hours of community service and banned for 22 months.