A frozen yogurt entrepreneur crashed his Land Rover Defender after drinking up to eight pints of beer, a court heard.
Martyn Pollock, 34, was more than three times the legal drink-drive limit when he hit several other cars near Hyde Park, central London.
He was breathalysed and gave an “incredibly high reading” after the incident at 8:45pm on May 27, Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court heard. No one was injured in the smash.
Pollock, a trained solicitor and business entrepreneur, is the founder of Frae Frozen Yogurt based in Islington, north London.
“He admits he was extremely foolish. He is extremely fortunate that either himself or anyone else was not injured”Matthew Humphreys, defending
The company was made official partner of London Fashion Weekend, and has won favour with celebrities such as Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller and Stella McCartney.
They have had five stores across London. Pollock is also the co-founder of property investment firm Opulen Capital.
The businessman had drunk up to eight pints while celebrating a new business venture, the court heard.
Pollock, who was educated at Glasgow University, had 121 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
Prosecutor Simon Stanyer said: “He initially said he had not had anything to drink, but he was breathalysed at the road side and then taken to the police station. It is an incredibly high reading.”
London-based Frae Frozen Yogurt has won favour with celebrities including Sienna Miller London-based Frae Frozen Yogurt has won favour with celebrities including Sienna Miller Credit: Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock
Mr Stanyer said Pollock already had six penalty points on his licence for driving without insurance from January this year.
Matthew Humphreys, representing Pollock, said: “Ironically, he previously worked as a lawyer.
“He had been out celebrating becoming a partner in a different business venture and had drank six to eight pints.
“He admits he was extremely foolish. He is extremely fortunate that either himself or anyone else was not injured.”
Pollock admitted drink-driving and his sentencing was set for June 23.
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He was given unconditional bail, but magistrate Janette Dalgleish warned his breathalyser reading was so high that jail was a possibility.
Ms Dalgleish warned: “You are also disqualified from driving and that means any road, anywhere, supermarket car parks or pub car parks. If you do so that will be a further offence.’
Pollock, of west London, admitted driving a motor vehicle when his alcohol limit exceeded the prescribed level.
Courtesy : telegraph.co.uk