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Drink-driving teenager who crashed into McDonald’s crash is banned from roads

A drink-driving teenager has been banned from the roads after crashing into a McDonald’s in West Sussex.

Taylor Steel, from Ashington, was disqualified from driving for two years after the accident, which caused extensive damage to the fast food outlet near Horsham in November.

The 19-year old had taken the term “drive-through” restaurant “a bit too literally”, said a Sussex Police spokesman.

The teenager was nearly three times the legal drink-driving limit when he collided with the McDonald’s at Buck Barn services on the A24 after 10pm.

The plumber, from Fairfield Way, was arrested and charged after failing a roadside breath test.

Steel admitted to police that he had been drinking beer at a pub before getting in his VW Golf, but added he didn’t know why he drove the car or where he intended to go.

He was also sentenced by Crawley Magistrates’ Court to a 12-month community order requiring him to do 80 hours of unpaid work.

Along with the driving ban, he was ordered to pay £85 towards costs and a £95 victim surcharge.

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