A disqualified driver who crashed his boss’s van into a house has been sent to prison.

Wayne Jackson will be sentenced at Mold Crown Court on February 22 but he was remanded in custody by Llandudno magistrates after they heard that he was subject to a suspended sentence.

Jackson, aged 33, of Dyffryn Teg, Rhuallt, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking which involved dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, driving with excess alcohol and having no insurance.

Prosecutor James Neary said that at 11.30pm on January 26 a resident of Waterfall Road, Dyserth, heard a loud scraping sound and then a massive bang. She went outside and saw that a van had collided with the wall of her house and had been left there.

When the police arrived they were directed to Jackson who was a little distance away. He was on the phone and told the person he was speaking to: “I’ve got to go now, I’m being arrested”.

He was found to have 61 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35.

When interviewed, he said he had had his boss’s permission to take the van home but had kept it a day longer than agreed.

After being out drinking he was returning home to his partner with whom he had earlier had an argument, but had a blowout in one of the tyres.

The court heard that in December, 2016, Jackson was given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for two years.

Roger Thomas, defending, said his client had been candid with the police from the outset, even before they knew he had been the driver.

“He knows he is going to prison,” he said.

Chairman David Davies said that Jackson, a groundworker, would be committed to crown court for sentence as the magistrates’ sentencing powers were insufficient.