A DRINK-DRIVER who had to cut free from his car after crashing into a tree has lost his licence.

The car struck the tree on A272 at Antsy, near Horsham, around 2.15am on Tuesday June 13.

A silver Volkswagen Golf struck a kerb and continued straight over a roundabout, before shooting off the carriageway and hitting a tree.

The driver William Flowers, 26, an engineer from Hayward Heath, had to be cut from the car and taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital with serious leg injuries.

His female passenger from Burgess Hill was taken to the same hospital with minor injuries.

Flowers was arrested and charged with driving with 186 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of urine in his system. The legal limit is 107 milligrams.

He pleaded guilty and at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday August 9, he was disqualified from driving for 17 months. He was also fined £120, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit Operation Crackdown website.