A SUICIDAL young man deliberately drove his car into the central barrier of a major road in an attempt to end his life, a court heard.

Robert Green, 21, was taken to hospital after suffering a head injury in the crash, which took place at around 2.15am on January 28.

After he consented to a blood test, officers found he was over the legal alcohol limit.

Sharon Hall, prosecuting, said: “The defendant was driving along the A12 between junctions 26 and 25 when he was involved in a single vehicle road traffic collision with the central reservation.

“Police officers attended and as he had suffered a suspected head injury - quite a nasty head injury - he was taken to hospital.

“While in recovery it was asked if he consented to be tested for alcohol and he agreed.”

Green, of Aldin Way, Hinckley, Leicestershire, was found to have 107mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood.

The legal limit is 80mg.

He admitted a charge of drink driving at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Representing himself, Green said: “I would point out I had no intention of reaching this point.

“It was my intent to take my own life.

“I couldn’t bring myself to harm myself.

“I joined the motorway and decided to turn the wheel, with the hope the collision would end my life.”

He added: “I have never committed driving offences before, I’ve never even had parking tickets or fines.

“There is no excuses for why I did it.”

Magistrates banned Green from the roads for 12 months and ordered him to pay a £120 fine.