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Alan Carr’s estranged husband FREED from prison days after he was jailed for hitting cop car while 4 times over limit


ALAN Carr’s estranged husband has been FREED from prison just days after he was jailed for smashing into a police car while four times over the limit.

Paul Drayton, 50, was seen “swerving from one side of the road to the other” during school pick up time when he reversed into the police vehicle.

Paul Drayton was caught four times the legal limit

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Paul Drayton was caught four times the legal limitCredit: PA
Alan and Drayton announced they have split

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Alan and Drayton announced they have splitCredit: Getty

The party planner, who released a joint statement with Alan last week confirming they had split, was “unsteady on his feet” and a breathalyser reading was “off the scale”.

He was arrested following the smash, which unfolded just three miles from the £2.7million pad he shared with comic Alan, 45.

Drayton wept as he was jailed for 14 weeks on Wednesday after admitting drink-driving.

He has now been freed from prison after winning an appeal against his sentence.

His lawyer John Dye previously revealed he was “absolutely petrified” of going to prison and had suffered a “perfect storm” in his life.

Mr Dye also pointed out the case was similar to that of Katie Price’s drink-drive crash, which the judge presided over.

The reality star was spared jail because of a loophole but was slammed for believing she was “above the law”.

But District Judge Amanda Kelly dismissed his pleas as she caged the shamed party planner.

She slammed Drayton, saying he “diced with death” when he got behind the wheel.

She added: “I’ve been given a lot of information about you and read your very powerful letter. I’ve heard about your battle with alcoholism, the breakdown of your marriage and the effect of lockdown on you.

“The sad reality is almost everybody comes into this room with lives that have been damaged in some way.

“You gambled with your life and the lives of others.

“You could have easily killed someone’s child, partner, family or friend.”

DRUNKEN CRASH

The court was told Drayton was stopped by police at around 3pm on October 9 while swerving in a Mitsubishi 4X4.

Prosecutor Melanie Wotton said: “Police officers managed to stop the motor vehicle. At that point while behind the vehicle, the silver Mitsubishi reversed into the police car.

“Officers got out and spoke to Mr Drayton. It was clear from his demeanour that he was intoxicated.”

Drayton was found to have 153mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath when tested. The limit is 35mcg.

He was previously slammed by District Judge Amanda Kelly, who warned he faces jail for the drunken crash.

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

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

SAD SPLIT

Alan and Drayton announced in a joint statement on Friday they were calling quits on their three year marriage.

A statement released by Alan’s representative read: “After 13 years as a couple and three years of marriage, Alan Carr and Paul Drayton would like to announce they are separating.

“They have jointly and amicably made the difficult decision to divorce and go their separate ways. We request that their privacy is respected at this sensitive time.”

Drayton later shared his own post on Instagram telling fans he had “checked himself into rehab” to protect himself.

He explained it was “not an easy step to take” but was aware it “was the right one going forward” for himself and Alan.

Drayton added: “These last couple of years have been challenging to say the least, as they have been for so many others.

“I remain deeply committed to my journey of sobriety and strength. I thank you all for your kindness and support. Peace and love.”

He was sentenced on Wednesday at Brighton Magistrates' Court

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He was sentenced on Wednesday at Brighton Magistrates’ CourtCredit: PA
Drayton announced he is going to rehab

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Drayton announced he is going to rehabCredit: Rex





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