A FOOTBALL fan has been banned from the roads after he was caught drink-driving in Hereford.

Adam Brown admitted drink-driving when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Police stopped Brown behind the wheel of his Mercedes in the Pizza Hut car park in Hereford's Newtown Road at 11.15pm on July 19, believing he had driven away from them after spotting their car, prosecutor Eleanor Peart said.

He was arrested after failing a roadside breath test and an evidential test in custody revealed he had 50 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Miss Peart said Brown, who has no previous convictions, had admitted to police that he had drunk alcohol earlier that day.


Marilena Di Vitantonio, for Brown, said the 27-year-old had been to a football match in Hereford that day.

"He got there early and had some drinks and food, and then later on had another drink," Miss Di Vitantonio said.

"He said he felt ok to drive. He was stopped and complied with officers throughout."

Miss Di Vitantonio said Brown was well aware he would be disqualified for the offence and that he would be willing to take the drink-drive rehabilitation course.

Brown, who is of St Fagan's Street, Caerphilly, was fined £415 and disqualified from driving for 12 months. He must also pay costs of £135 and a £42 victim surcharge.