A 24-YEAR-OLD Dursley man who broke into a Wotton-under-Edge house and stole the keys of the owner’s BMW later crashed it into two other vehicles while over the drink-drive limit, a court heard.

Connor Palmer of Victoria Close, Dursley pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking, burglary of a home in Wortley Terrace, Wotton, theft of car keys, driving with excess alcohol and having insurance.

At a hearing at Cheltenham Magistrates' on Tuesday, the court was told Palmer was found to have 66 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35 micrograms.

All the offences occurred on January 18 at Wotton-Under-Edge and Innocks Estate, North Nibley, the magistrates were told.

The car Palmer took was a BMW 520d.

Defending lawyer Caroline Williams said that her client, who has a young daughter, had “mental health issues.”

A pre-sentence report was ordered to be prepared on Palmer and he was granted unconditional bail until March 16, when he will learn his fate.