A VAN driver has been banned from the roads again after he was caught driving while disqualified and while over the drink-drive limit.

Lee Davies entered guilty pleas to one count of driving while over the alcohol limit and one count of driving while disqualified when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in January.

The court heard from prosecutor Paul John that the 34-year-old had been caught driving a grey Ford Transit van while over the alcohol limit in Ledbury's Biddulph Way on December 3.


An evidential breath test revealed that he had 44 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.

He was also found to have been driving the van while disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence, the court heard.

Davies, of Biddulph Way, Ledbury, was handed a 12-month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work and disqualified from driving for 48 months.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135, and a £114 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.

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