A DRINK driver who ignored his passenger's pleas to slow down crashed into a garden after failing to negotiate a bend.

Blackburn magistrates heard the incident happened at 4pm on a Saturday and Ryan Holt was quickly surrounded by residents and detained until police arrived.

Holt, 23, of Preston Old Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with 120 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £85 costs and £90 victim surcharge.

He was banned for 40 months after the court heard he had a previous drink drive conviction in 2016.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said Holt had met a female friend in the pub at lunch time.

She said he already seemed drunk when she met him and he then drank two more pints before offering her a lift.

"She said he was spinning his wheels as he set off and then speeding," said Mrs Yates.

"She told him to slow down but he ignored her. He lost control on the Crescent and ploughed straight through a hedge and across a garden. He tried to drive away but the car was stuck and the witness said very suddenly they were surrounded by people."

Gareth Price, defending, said there was a perception that his client had tried to leave the scene but his client wanted to make it clear that was not his intention.