A DRIVER involved in an early morning crash was found to be double the legal drink-drive limit.

Blackburn magistrates heard Daniel Sedgwick was on his way home to get changed to go to work when he was involved in a two-car collision.

He told the court the accident had not been his fault.

Sedgwick, 30, of France Street, Accrington, pleaded guilt to driving with excess alcohol. He was fined £300 with £85 costs and £34 victim surcharge and banned from driving for 20 months.

Jade Coleman, prosecuting, said police were called to a crash in Goose House Lane, Darwen, at 5.30am. Sedgwick gave a breathalyser reading of 75 against the legal limit of 35.

Sedgwick, who was not represented, said he had been out the night before and stayed at a friend's house.

"I didn't feel I was over the limit and was driving home to get changed to go to work," he said.