Drunk driver who LOST wheel on car but carried on driving is banned

Drunk driver who LOST wheel on car but carried on driving is banned

August 5, 2021

Drunk driver, 33, who astonished onlookers when he LOST one of the wheels on his car, but recklessly carried on driving on three is banned from the roads for 30 months

  • Mark Ward, 33, lost a wheel on his Saab but carried on driving through Bangor
  • Ward was eventually stopped by police who found he lost a wheel after a crash
  • The 33-year-old failed a roadside breath test and was charged with drink driving
  • He admitted charge on top of dangerous driving at Llandudno magistrates Court

A drunk-driver carried on with three wheels for three miles after smashing into a wall.

Passers-by were amazed at seeing Mark Ward, 33, lose the wheel on his Saab – and then carry on rolling with three wheels on his wagon.

Police found Ward at the wheel of his three-wheeled silver Saab with the other wheel left at the scene of the crash.

Ward, of Bangor, North Wales was stopped by the force’s Intercept Team on the main A55 at Llanfairfechan.

Drunk driver Mark Ward, 33, has been banned from driving after police officers caught him driving through Bangor, North Wales, despite having lost one of the wheels from his Saab

Police said the Saab lost a wheel after colliding with a wall in Penmaenmawr.

Officers caught up with the car and Ward failed the roadside breath test after providing a reading of 103mg – the legal limit being 35mg.

He admitted dangerous driving and drink-diving at Llandudno magistrates Court.

He was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months and disqualified from driving for 30 months.

PC Daniel Edwards said: ‘Ward’s driving was reckless and completely irresponsible, and it is only by pure luck that nobody was seriously injured or even killed.

Ward was handed a suspended prison sentence at Llandudno Magistrates’ Court (pictured)

‘Choosing to drive when impaired by alcohol is dangerous and unacceptable.

‘Unfortunately, we have seen too often, the devastation caused by drink driving, and so we are committed to making the roads safer with our robust strategy around enforcing the Fatal 5 offences which includes drink driving.’

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