It wasn't just drink, either...
Allan Player, 34, from Thundersley, was driving a black Seat Ibiza when he struck a white Mercedes Sprinter van at about 3am. Mr Player, was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.
Essex Senior Coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray, presiding at Essex Coroners’ Court yesterday heard Mr Player’s car crossed onto the opposite side of the road before crashing with the van.
PC Alan Barlow, from the Essex Police Forensic Collision Unit gave evidence after attending the scene. He said: “Mr Player had 177 milligrams of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system, while the legal limit is 80, this is twice the legal limit.
“The evidence showed the Mercedes driver was wearing a seat belt however Mr Player was not wearing a seat belt.”And that's not even the end of it!
PC Barlow said: “I went to the scene at about 4.50am and examined the road surface, the conditions and the two vehicles that were involved in the crash.
“Evidence showed Mr Player was driving at about 60mph in a 30mph area and that he lost control of the car before it crashed with the van.
“On the morning of the incident, it was a cold morning and the road surface was wet.”/facepalm
Mrs Beasley-Murray expressed her condolences to his family and all those who loved him.Would have been better off thanking providence the selfish chav didn't take any innocent drivers or pedestrians with him.
I think 'the real truth' is pretty self-evident, isn't it?