A PROMISING Solihull-born rugby player was more than twice the legal limit and driving without his seatbelt on when he crashed his car off the road last year, an inquest has heard.
Former Scotland Under-20 international and Nottingham Rugby Club player Mitchell Todd was found in his car in a field near Normanton-on-the-Wolds in south Nottinghamshire last August.
The 21-year-old’s blood-alcohol reading was 172mg of alcohol per 100mls of blood. The legal driving limit is 80mg, an inquest at Nottingham Town Hall heard.
A post-mortem confirmed Todd, who featured in the Junior World Cup, died as a result of a catastrophic brain injury which he could not have survived.
The coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death.