A MAN who crashed his car whilst over the drink and drug limit has been banned from driving for 12 months.

Rory Staite, 26, admitted to driving above the drug and alcohol limits when he wrote off his Nissan Note after crashing in Bretforton Road in Badsey near Evesham and fled the scene.

Worcester Magistrates Court heard how Staite thought he was the “best driver in the world” whilst driving his friend home under the influence in the early hours of April 15.

Collette Orton, prosecuting said, Staite had 312 microgrammes of Benzoylecgonine – a major component of cocaine – in his blood when tested by police and gave a breath test reading of 45 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 35 microgrammes.

Police found Staite, of Mill Street in Evesham, in Station Road after villagers said two men had walked away from the area.

Julia Powell, defending, said he did not intend to drive but was persuaded by a friend to take him home – saying that Staite “thought he was indestructible.”

Trevor Higginbotham, chairman of the bench, said it was “unusual” to see somebody driving with excess alcohol and drugs and the incident had been “aggravated” by the collision.

Staite was disqualified from driving for 12 months for driving whilst over the alcohol limit and banned for 12 months for driving over the drug limit - a ban that would be served concurrently.

Staite was also fined £305 and told to pay costs of £135 and a victim surcharge of £30.