A MAN who crashed his car on the way home from a night out at the rugby club was trapped in the vehicle when police arrived.

Blackburn magistrates heard butcher Luke Russell Hayton was found to be more than double the legal alcohol limit.

Hayton, 30, of Ribblesdale View, Chatburn, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. He was fined £369 with £85 costs and £36 victim surcharge and banned from driving for 18 months.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said police attended on Littlemoor Road, Clitheroe, at 12.35am where a car had collided with several parked vehicles and ended up on its side in the road.

Hayton was trapped in the vehicle but was able to tell police he was alright.

Scott Parker, defending, said when his client had a night out at the rugby club he normally got a lift home.

"For some reason on this night he decided to drive home," said Mr Parker.

He said his client worked as a butcher in Chatburn where he lived.

"His car was written off in this incident in May and since then he has managed without a vehicle," said Mr Parker.