A DRINK driver collided with the wall of a care home after he got behind the wheel when he could not get a lift home.

Corrie Rehill, of Hindon, had been drinking with his work colleagues on December 19, 2017, when he got a train to Warminster station hoping that his girlfriend would drive him home.

On Friday Salisbury magistrates’ court heard that Rehill had phoned his partner, who regularly picks him up, but she decided that wasn’t going to on this occasion.

The 33-year-old then decided to get into his Ford Transit van and was spotted by members of the public, who followed him and saw him swerving on both sides of the road.

Prosecuting, Kate Prince said that Rehill came to a stop after he hit a curb causing him to leave the road and hit a wall of a nursing home in Longbridge Deverill.

The father-of-one was then seen throwing cans of larger from the van before police arrived.

A breath test revealed that Rehill had 79 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35.

The court heard, in mitigation, the Rehill works as a gas engineer in a team of three and often has to travel to jobs.

One of Rehill’s colleagues has agreed to give him a lift but District Judge Simon Cooper was told that this was only on a voluntary basis and if the agreement is not kept Rehill could lose his job.

Rehill was banned from driving for 17 months, and ordered to pay a £500 fine, £50 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.