A 22-year-old drink-driver crashed his car on his way back from the Royal Welsh Show Winter Fair, Welshpool Magistrates’ Court heard.

Dafydd Rhys Hughes, of Stryd y Brython, Ruthin, admitted the drink-driving offence. He had 45 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 35mcgs.

Ceri Ellis-Jones, prosecuting, said that on November 26 at 1.15am, a police officer was called to reports of a road traffic accident on the A483.

Hughes told the officer that he had fallen asleep, the court heard.

Ms Ellis-Jones said Hughes was a man of “good personal character”.

Robert Hanratty, defending, said it was a “very unfortunate incident” and that Hughes was coming back from the Winter Fair, where he had a couple of pints.

Mr Hanratty said the “minor bump” he had was not to do with alcohol.

The court clerk told magistrates that Hughes had six points on his licence.

Magistrates banned Hughes from driving for a year. He can reduce this ban by 12 weeks if he takes a drink-driving rehabilitation course.

He was fined £80 and told to pay £85 in prosecution costs and £32 in a victim surcharge.