A TRAGIC drunk-driver lost control of his car and flew through the air after crashing into a concrete wall.

Andrew Isgar, of Alderley Close Woodley, was nearly three times over the drink-driving limit when he was cut free from his white BMW on Pound Lane on July 17.

The 32-year-old, who had just been drinking at Coppa Club, was seen driving erratically and the car landed on the driver's side after he failed to regain control.

Tony Reading, a forensic investigator, said his motor skills were seriously impaired by his decision to drive under the influence.

Mr Isgar, an IT contract manager, was returning home alone after enjoying an evening with his partner, described by his family as 'the joy of his life'.

His father Paul told the inquest at Reading Town Hall on Wednesday that it was 'out of character' for his son to not phone for a taxi.

He said: "This has been an amazingly awful experience. The big question for us is why did he drive drunk when he never normally did.

"I didn't think it was in his nature to put himself and others at risk."

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Marcus Witt was being closely followed by the white BMW and he said the car pulled out an overtook him before hitting and mounting the kerb, causing him to veer onto the wrong side of the road.

He added: "He was driving at around 60mph and as he tried to overtake me he must have missed by car by centimetres.

"I saw the car spin and he went head-on into a garden wall before the car flew into the air and landed with a loud bang.

"The car bounced backwards and rolled onto the driver's side."

Emma Jones, assistant coroner for Berkshire, was told he sustained substantial bleeding from the abdomen after the driver's side of the car took the impact of landing on the road.

He was rushed to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, but efforts to save his life proved to be in vain.

He was diagnosed with alcohol dependency syndrome in 2010, but his family said he would normally stay in hotels or call for a taxi if he had been drinking.