A DRINK-driver caught out on the busy A49 in Herefordshire while more than twice the limit has been banned from the roads.

Jonathan Hornsey entered a guilty plea to one count of driving while over the alcohol limit when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in January.

Hereford Times:

The court heard from prosecutor Eleanor Peart that the 40-year-old defendant had been caught after getting behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta on the A49 at Harewood End in Herefordshire while over the drink-drive limit on January 1.

An evidential breath test taken by police revealed that Hornsey, who was represented by solicitor Chris Read, had 86 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal driving limit of 35 microgrammes.


Hornsey, who is of Cobble Close in Redhill, Hereford, was fined £660 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 20 months, with magistrates saying they had taken his guilty plea into account when deciding on the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £264 victim surcharge.

Hornsey was offered the opportunity to complete the drink-driving rehabilitation course, which will reduce his ban by 20 weeks if successfully completed.

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