A DRINK driver was seen to get out of his car and fall over as he tried to cross the road.

Blackburn magistrates heard Noshad Ali propped himself up against a wall before getting back into his car and driving a short distance.

An officer who attended said he was appalled by the state of the defendant who couldn't stand up of his own accord.

Ali, 31, of Burnley Road, Accrington, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and while over the drink-drive limit.

He was remanded on bail for the preparation of a pre-sentence report. He gave a breathalyser reading of 114 against the legal limit of 35.

Scott Parker, prosecuting, said a member of the public was asleep at home in Cliviger on Wednesday when they were woken by the screeching of tyres and a loud bang.

They looked out to see Ali get out of the car and fall to the floor as he tried to cross the road.

He propped himself against the wall before going back to the car, getting into the driver's seat and starting the engine again.

He drove a short distance before getting out again and propping himself against the car while using his mobile phone.