Royal Marine crashed car in Plymouth city centre after drink driving bender


A Royal Marine who crashed his car in Plymouth city centre was three times over the alcohol limit.

Rugby ace Scott Puleston, pictured above with the First Sea Lord collecting his Royal Navy rugby cap and a decorated veteran of Afghanistan, drove drunk along several major city roads in Plymouth.

He was more than three times over the legal alcohol limit at the time, Plymouth Crown Court heard.

Puleston, aged 28, crashed a Nissan Juke in Exeter Street and again at the Deep Lane junction of the A38 in Plympton on the night of Saturday October 28.

A judge adjourned his sentence but warned there were “no promises” – meaning Puleston could go to jail.

Puleston who likes to boast how much he can drink on twitter was finally arrested in Sandy Lane in Plympton.

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Puleston admitted dangerous driving on Bretonside, Exeter Street, Gydnia Road, Plymouth Road and on the Deep Lane sliproad at about 9pm.

He also pleaded guilty to having 113 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath at the time. The legal limit is 35.

Puleston, of Yeolland Park in Ivybridge, is also accused of two counts of failing to stop after an accident.

Kevin Hopper, for Puleston, said: “He is a serving Royal Marine who is decorated and has served in campaigns in Afghanistan and elsewhere. He has been to see his medical officer at Stonehouse Barracks.”

Puleston attended the court with several senior officers from the Marines.

Recorder Jason Taylor adjourned sentence until December 21 for a probation report.

He added: “There are no promises, this is clearly a serious incident of dangerous driving. On that clear understanding, I will adjourn sentence until next Thursday.”