A banned driver has been sentenced after he crashed his van while drunk, despite already being disqualified from driving.

Daniel Holliday, 44, crashed his Vauxhall Vivaro panel van into a Fiat 500 on the junction of Primrose Lane and Riverside Road in Huntingdon on Sunday, June 9.

Holliday ran off from the scene of the crash, and a member of the public followed him to Hartford Road where he was arrested by police.

While in custody, Holliday, of Coneygear Road, Hartford, provided an evidential reading of 108, three times the legal limit of 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.

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At Peterborough Magistrates' Court on Monday, June 10, Holliday pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, failing to stop after a road accident and drink driving.

He was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for one year. He was also disqualified from driving for three years and eight months and he must carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.

Holliday was disqualified for 14 months in January after pleading guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

PC Dan Carr, who investigated, said: "Holliday had the disqualification paperwork in his van and knew full well that he was breaking the law.

"At three times the drink drive limit he was also putting himself and other road users in danger, and it was lucky the driver and passenger in the Fiat only suffered minor injuries."