A DRINK driver crashed into a pizza takeaway in Newtown, a court heard on Tuesday.

Nathan Scott Rogers, 24, of Springfields, Sarn, admitted drink-driving when he appeared at Welshpool Magistrates’ Court.

Ceri Ellis-Jones, prosecuting, said that police received a call about a vehicle crashing into the barrier of the Pizza Parlour before 9pm on November 9. Rogers had 58 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 35 mcgs.

Ms Ellis-Jones also said that the defendant admitted that he was involved in the collision.

Robert Hanratty, defending, said that Rogers had been in Aberystwyth and got the train back to Newtown. He hadn’t drunk for a couple of hours, but decided to get in his car. He hit one of the cast iron poles outside of the Pizza Parlour.

Magistrates banned Rogers from driving for 15 months; which he can reduce by 15 weeks if he takes a drink-drive rehabilitation course. He was also fined £350 and told to pay court costs of £85 and victim surcharge of £35.

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'We are not a drive through'

Posting about the incident on Facebook, 7 Pizza Parlour said: "Just for clarity, we are not, I repeat not, a drive through. Please enter the shop on foot."