A van driver accused of knocking over a Paralympic cyclist was twice over the drink drive limit and had poor eyesight.
Gold medal winner Simon Richardson, was riding along the A38 when the accident happened.
Edward Adams, denied dangerous driving at Newport Crown Court. He admitted drink-driving and failing to stop after an accident.
The court heard that Adams, should not have been driving at the time of the accident because he was over the legal drink drive limit and has poor eyesight.
A Jury was told that even with driving glasses on, he could not read a number plate from 4 metres away and could only partially read one from 2 metres.
Adams attempted to hide his vehicle in his farm but it was later located by a police helicopter.