A MAN who stayed for another drink to celebrate England’s opening World Cup win against Tunisia crashed into a lorry trailer as he drove to get cigarettes in the early hours of the following morning.

Blackburn magistrates heard Alexander Michael Needham had gone to a friend’s house to watch the match and hadn’t intended to drink.

Needham, 25, of Brownhill Drive, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was banned from driving for 24 months, fined £441 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £44 to fund victim services.

Ian Huggan, defending, said his client was ashamed and disappointed, feeling he has let his family down. He said Needham was planning to watch the match and drive home and had only had one bottle of beer.

“When England won he decided to stay over and had another drink,” said Mr Huggan.

“He ran out of cigarettes and foolishly decided he would be able to drive and get some.”

England won the game 2-1 thanks to a late goal by Harry Kane.