A DRINK driver crashed into the wall of a care home after his girlfriend refused to pick him up.

Corrie Rehill, of Hindon, had been drinking with colleagues on December 19 when he got a train to Warminster hoping that his girlfriend would drive him home.

Salisbury magistrates’ court heard that Rehill had phoned his partner for a lift but she declined.

The 33-year-old gas engineer then decided to get into his Ford Transit van and was spotted by members of the public, who decided to follow him, swerving on both sides of the road.

Prosecuting, Kate Prince said Rehill stopped after he hit a kerb, mounted the pavement and hit the wall of a nursing home in Longbridge Deverill.

The father-of-one was then seen throwing cans of lager from the van.

He had 79mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath – the legal limit is 35.

Rehill was banned from during for 17 months and fined £500 with a £50 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.