Disgraced former Tory MP David Ruffley – remember him? – was found asleep at the wheel following a midnight prang near his Westminster home in January. The court heard today that
At about 12.30am members of the public flagged down a police car saying a car hit another car whilst parking.
On arrival, Mr Ruffley was slumped over his wheel and it was thought he was asleep.
His car was touching the Land Rover in front of it.
He said he had gone for drinks on Jermyn Street and had not eaten anything as he was on a fasting diet.
He told officers he didn’t think four glasses of Prosecco was too much, and told them “I do it regularly”.
Ruffers has been banned from driving for two years. Not helpful for his optimistic hopes of a peerage. That’ll come as a slap in the face.