A DRINK driver put his wife in hospital when he crashed his car into a garden.

Madalin Paun, 21 was drink driving without a licence or insurance when he caused the accident that left his wife with serious injuries. Worcester Magistrates Court heard that his wife's family will not speak to him after the incident.

Nicola Ritchie, prosecuting said: "The defendant was driving in his vehicle home to Port Street, with his wife in the passenger seat. Driving along that road, a witness saw the vehicle drive past while she was waiting to to turn on the road and it occurred to her it was very fast. She then travelled in the same direction as the defendant. She heard a bang and came across the vehicle which had collided into a front garden. It had suffered damage to the passenger side. She could see the driver with his head on his chest, not moving."

"Emergency services were called. The witness saw the driver get out of the car, stagger to his feet before falling down again. "

The court heard Paun was 'aggressive and agitated' and had to be held back from the vehicle by members of the public.

Paun of Port Street, Evesham was taken into an ambulance and gave a breath sample. He was then taken into custody and another sample found 70 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Mrs Paun spent around five months in hospital after the accident. The court heard that she is back at home and her husband is taking care of her. She can move around but only a short distance and on crutches.

The court heard that Paun was 'devastated by what has happened, and never wants to be in this situation again.'

Magistrate Keith Stokes-Smith said: "You shouldn't have been driving, you had no license and no insurance. You chose to drive having consumed alcohol, high levels of alcohol. After the collision, sadly your wife suffered as a result of your irresponsible actions. We are very sorry to hear that she spent five months in hospital."

Paun was given fines totalling £755, disqualified from driving for 22 months and given six points on his driving licence, to take affect when he passes his driving test and gets one.

The case was heard on July 25.