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A Strood driver who smashed a luxury Bentley into a garden wall was more than twice the drink-drive limit and already banned, a court heard.
Kalber Phagura has been disqualified from driving for four years and four months after he crashed the Continental GT10 - thought to be worth more than £100,000 - in Rainham.
Firefighters were called when the vehicle crashed in front of a home in Mierscourt Road on September 15 last year.
Smoke was seen coming from the vehicle, but no one was injured.
When Phagura, of Lychfield Drive, was arrested and given a breath test, he gave a reading of 92mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.
The 38-year-old, who also hit a parked car, was initially charged with harassment, drink-driving, driving without due care and attention, and driving while disqualified.
He initially denied the charges when he appeared before Medway magistrates.
At a later hearing, Phagura was acquitted of the harassment charge - but changed his pleas to guilty for the driving offences.
He was given an 84-day jail sentence, suspended for two years, banned from driving for 52 months and fined £3,000.
Phagura will also have to pay £85 court costs.
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