A 31-YEAR-OLD man was jailed for 12 weeks after a spectacular crash into a countryside bridge in a works Mercedes lorry he shouldn’t have been driving on a Sunday.

Kyle Twist of Oswald Road, Llandudno Junction, pleaded guilty to failing to give a specimen of blood for alcohol analysis after the crash at Dolwen on November 11 last year.

His solicitor Andrew Hutchinson suggested a suspended sentence but Llandudno court chairman John Rooney said the case was so serious only immediate custody was appropriate.

Diane Williams, prosecuting, said that after the lorry, belonging to a utilities company, crashed into the wall the rear of the vehicle lay wedged in a stream.

When police gave a roadside breath test the count was 90, the limit being 35.

Twist was complaining that he had banged his head and police worried about possible concussion. An ambulance was called and during the journey and at Glan Clwyd hospital his attitude changed and he became obstructive and aggressive.

When taken for a CT scan he refused to have dye injected and claimed staff were trying to poison him. “The procedure had to be abandoned because of his behaviour,” said Mrs Williams.

Mr Hutchinson said at first Twist had been co-operative with police who carried out the roadside test, telling them he’d been drinking with friends until the early hours. Then his mood had changed, police being concerned because he had complained about pain.

He'd driven the lorry for his own private use on a Sunday and faced disciplinary proceedings from his company but had resigned. The solicitor said the defendant was struggling to find alternative employment.

In addition to the prison sentence Twist was banned from the road for three years and must pay £265 costs. The chairman told him : “It was a willful refusal to give a sample, a very high reading at the roadside and it followed a serious road traffic accident.”

As being led to the cells Twist said : “I was just being stupid that day. I promise you won’t see me again.”