A DRIVER who collided with three parked vehicles was later found to be more than three times the legal drink drive limit.

Blackburn magistrates heard Shaun Rayner blamed lockdown boredom for the escalation in his drinking.

Rayner, 48, of York Close, Clayton-le-Moors, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was made subject to a community order for nine months with 15 days’ rehabilitation and six months’ alcohol treatment. He was ordered to pay £85 costs and £95 victim surcharge and banned from driving for two years.

Colleen Dickinson-Jones, defending, said her client had lost his job due to the pandemic and through boredom his alcohol intake increased.

“His father died rather suddenly and he found that very difficult to deal with,” said Mrs Dickinson-Jones.