A father has crashed his car whilst six times over the legal alcohol limit and been filmed encouraging his 12-year-old son to drink schooners of beer.

Security camera footage taken at Hotel Jesmond revealed the father drinking copious schooners and offering glasses of beer to the older of his two sons he had with him.

The father then proceeded to get behind the wheel of his four wheel drive vehicle with his sons, aged 12 and 8, before reversing into a concrete barrier.

The pub’s licensee rushed outside and confiscated the man’s keys before calling the police.

The father, who has a string of prior drink driving offences to his name, pleaded guilty to supplying alcohol to a minor and high-range drink driving.