CHATTY man Alan Carr’s husband was warned he faces prison for drink driving after a judge said it was a miracle nobody was killed when he drove more than four times over the limit.

Sussex Police spotted Paul Drayton, 50, weaving over the road at around 3pm on October 9 in Broadbridge Heath, Horsham.

When police pulled him over, Drayton reversed his Mitsubishi 4x4 into their police car.

He was banned from driving and warned he could be sent to prison for 12 weeks.

District Judge, Amanda Kelly, told Drayton: "The starting point for this offence is a 12 week prison sentence and that was for somebody with less alcohol and who didn't hit a police car.

"I will order a pre-sentence report but the overwhelming likelihood is you will be going to prison.

"You have endangered the public by driving around in that state.

"It is an absolute miracle you are here today and have not killed or maimed another member of the public.

The Argus: Paul Drayton walking to Brighton Magistrates CourtPaul Drayton walking to Brighton Magistrates Court

"You are now disqualified from driving from today.

"Be as honest and open with probation as you can be, but custody is likely."

Brighton Magistrates Court heard the chat show host's husband was stopped three miles from the £2.7million house he shares with Alan, 45.

He admitted driving with 153 mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath against a legal limit of 35mg at Broadbridge Heath in Horsham.

Melanie Wotton from the CPS told the court: "It was a little before three o'clock in the afternoon on October 9 when police received a call that there was a potential drink driver near the Co-Op.

"Police managed to locate the silver Mitsubishi.

"They noticed it was swerving from side to side as they are following it.

The Argus: Mr Drayton will be sentenced in JanuaryMr Drayton will be sentenced in January

"They manage to stop the motor vehicle.

"The Mitsubishi then reverses into the police motor vehicle.

"It is clear the driver is intoxicated.

"He was unsteady on his feet and lacked coordination and is subsequently arrested.

"He was taken to the custody suite where he blew 153 of breath.

"That reading is outside of the sentencing guidelines, they go up to 150.

"This was not an early guilty plea, so Crown seek £150 costs."

Caroline Steward, for Mr Drayton, said: "We say the alleged collision outside the Co-Op was a different vehicle.

"It was in the search for that vehicle, they come across Mr Drayton's vehicle.

"Mr Drayton has an ongoing alcohol problem which is undergoing treatment."

Drayton pleaded not guilty to drink driving at an earlier hearing.

Asked by District Judge Kelly if he now wanted to change his plea, Drayton said: "That's right, yes."

He was released on bail and will be sentenced in January.

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