A Helston man has had his driving licence suspended after crashing his BMW whilst drunk and landing it on top of a Mini that was for sale.

Henry Stone, aged 21, of Main Road, Ashton attempted to make a right turn at 5.25am on February 18 when he lost control of the vehicle, flattened a road sign, and crashed into the Mini that was on display at Chris Nicholls Motors, Sithney Common Hill. 

His licence was suspended for 19 months and he was ordered to pay a total of £255, including a fine of £120, court costs of £105, and a victim surcharge of £30.

Police found him at the scene of the accident searching for his keys, where he told them: "I don't know how I got the corner wrong and ended up on top of the car."

After a breath test, he was found to be over twice the legal limit.

In court today he pleaded guilty, and his defence acknowledged that he had no excuses and knew that his actions were stupid.

The solicitor also mentioned that he was working towards a construction qualification, and offered a letter of testimony from a teacher stating that his actions were out of character.

He was offered the chance to take a drink driving course which, upon completion, would reduce his suspension by seven months.