A DRIVER has been banned from the roads after he was reported to be drink-driving in Hereford.

Joshua Marsh-Mangan admitted drink-driving when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Marsh-Mangan was reported to be driving while drunk to police at around 2.30pm on September 3, prosecutor Shafquat Reaz said.

Police caught up with Marsh-Mangan's Seat Ibiza in Yazor Road, where he was pulled over and asked to take a roadside breath test, which returned a positive result.

An evidential test in custody revealed he had 45 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

George cousins, for Marsh-Mangan, said the 27-year-old had cooperated with police when he was stopped.

"He tells me he had been drinking some three or four hours before and thought he would be ok," Mr Cousins said.

"He accepts he will be disqualified."

Marsh-Mangan, of Leaveland Close, in Ashford, Kent, was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £120. He must also pay costs of £135 and a £34 victim surcharge.