A MAN got behind the wheel of a BMW nearly four times over the legal alcohol limit and failed to stop after causing a collision, a court heard.

Florin Trandafir, aged 41, of Howard Close, Weymouth admitted to driving his blue BMW whilst over the legal limit, driving without insurance, and crashing twice into a blue Renault Megane, which was parked on Alexander Road.

The court heard how the owner of the Renault ran outside of his home after being told by a neighbour his car had been crashed into.

The victim then saw Trandafir reverse into a wall on Hanover Road, which is when the keys were pulled from the ignition of the defendant’s car.

Prosecutor Richard Oakley said police were called to scene.

He said: “Officers said it was clear the defendant was drunk.”

Mitigating, Ian Brazier said Alexander Road and Hanover Road are adjacent to each other and Trandafir did not travel for long after crashing into the Renault.

Trandafir heard the evidence via a Romanian translator in court.

Due to the severity of the offence, Trandafir will be sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on March 11.

He was given an interim disqualification from driving of six months, and placed on unconditional bail.