A DRIVER was banned from from the roads after he was caught drink-driving near the police station.

Jakub Kornata, of Kyrle Street, Hereford, pleaded guilty when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford on January 8.

Lesley Ashton, prosecuting, said Kornata was spotted by police officers as he drove his Ford Fiesta along Bath Street in Hereford in the early hours of December 7.

The officers decided to stop Kornata due to the condition of his car, but began to suspect he may have been drinking after they pulled him over.

Kornata was arrested after a roadside breath test revealed he was over the alcohol limit.

A further test while in custody showed he had 41 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Kornata broke down in tears as he told the court he had no excuse or explanation for what he had done.

"I am responsible for what I do, and was over the limit," he said.

"I should not have done that, and I am sorry. The only thing I would like to say is that I am sorry for this, because it was so dangerous.

"I feel so bad because I could have hurt someone."

Kornata was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £255. He was also ordered to pay costs of £135 and a £32 victim surcharge.