A PARTY-goer was caught with more than twice the legal drink-drive limit in his system.

David Watson, 49. of Wells Road, Malvern pleaded guilty to drink-driving on Brockhill Road in Colwall.

He had 86mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath - the legal limit is 35mg.

Nicola Ritchie, prosecuting at Hereford Magistrates Court on Wednesday, said on December 22 at 11.30pm a property owner was in bed when he heard a car outside.

The lights were on full glare and shining into his home and the engine was revving.

The property owner knocked on the driver's window and asked Watson, who was driving, to turn the engine off.

He called the police who arrived shortly afterwards.

The court heard Watson, who is a dentist, had a previous conviction of drink-driving in June 2008, which is just outside the ten year period.

Emily Gourley, defending, said Watson could not give an explanation of why he got into the car. He was coming home from a party and decided to drive the few miles home.

She said: "He made a massive mistake. He describes it as an insane moment."

Watson was fined £600, ordered to pay £135 court costs and a £60 victim surcharge. He was disqualified from driving for 20 months, which can be reduced by 20 weeks if he takes a drink-drive rehabilitation course.