Nottingham rugby player was more than twice the legal limit when he died

A Nottingham Rugby player was more than twice the legal limit and driving without his seatbelt when he drunkenly crashed his car and died last year, an inquest has heard.

Former Nottingham Rugby Club player, Mitchell Todd, 21, was found in his car in a field near Normanton-on-the-Wolds in south Nottinghamshire last August by a member of the public.

Today an inquest heard that his blood-alcohol reading was 172mg of alcohol per 100mls. The legal driving limit is 80mg.

Empty bottles of wine and cans of beer were also found in the vehicle alongside the player.

A post mortem examination confirmed Todd, who represented Scotland under 20s in last season's Six Nations, died as a result of a catastrophic brain injury which he could not have survived.