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A Swiss driver that drank too much is likely to lose his licence after deciding to take the train home - by driving onto the platform.

Martin Hardegger, 26, drove in to meet pals at Degersheim in the Canton of St Gallen in his mum's car.

The car was found the next day after having been driven down steps into an underground walkway - and from there round a steep bend onto the platform where it had been parked and locked.

He told police he had promised his mum he would take the train home if he drank too much, and said that after parking the car the next thing he remembered is waking up back at home.

Police have taken blood and urine samples to see if the teenager had been drinking or taking drugs after police traced the car to his mother - and she had admitted it had been in use by her son.

A train conductor had spotted the car and raised the alarm and the train line needed to be shut down so the car could be recovered.

Police spokesman Walter Mainz said: "It was not possible to take it back the way it had come, we don't even know how the driver managed to get it to the platform, we had to use a crane to lift it out and that meant shutting off the overhead power lines. It was a complicated operation and caused delays on the Südostbahn railway network."

The car has now been checked by forensic experts to help the young man fill in the gap in his memory and work out if he had been driving.

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