Alan Carr’s Husband Paul Drayton ‘Faces Jail’ Over Drink-Driving 

Alan Carr’s husband has been warned he 'faces jail' for drink-driving and reversing into a police car. 
Credit: @pauldrayton1/@chattyman/ Instagram

Alan Carr’s husband has been warned he ‘faces jail’ for drink-driving and reversing into a police car. 

Paul Drayton was allegedly four times over the legal limit when the incident happened at Broadbridge Heath in Horsham, West Sussex, on October 9.  

After originally pleading not guilty, the 50-year-old changed his plea at court. 

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Alan Carr’s husband has been told he ‘faces jail’ for drink driving. Credit @pauldrayton1/Instagram

District Judge Amanda Kelly said: “The starting point for this offence is a 12-week prison sentence and that was for somebody with less alcohol and who didn’t hit a police car.

“I will order a pre-sentence report but the overwhelming likelihood is you will be going to prison.

“You have endangered the public by driving around in that state.

“It is an absolute miracle you are here today and have not killed or maimed another member of the public.

“You are now disqualified from driving from today.

“Be as honest and open with probation as you can be, but custody is likely.”

Solicitor Melanie Wotton from the CPS told the court what happened on the day of the incident.

She said: “It was a little before three o’clock in the afternoon on October 9 when police received a call that there was a potential drink driver near the Co-Op.

“Police managed to locate the silver Mitsubishi. They notice it was swerving from side to side as they are following it. 

“They manage to stop the motor vehicle. The Mitsubishi then reverses into the police motor vehicle. It is clear the driver is intoxicated.

“He was unsteady on his feet and lacked coordination and is subsequently arrested. He was taken to the custody suite where he blew 153 of breath.

“That reading is outside of the sentencing guidelines, they go up to 150.”

The incident happened three miles from the home Drayton shares with his husband Carr.

He was bailed unconditionally and the case has been adjourned for sentencing until January.  

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.