A DRINK-DRIVER caught out on a busy road in a Herefordshire town has been banned from the roads for more than three years.

Rafal Narloch entered guilty pleas to one count of drink-driving, one count of driving without insurance, and one of driving without a valid MOT certificate when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster in April.

The court heard from the prosecutor that the 30-year-old had been caught out in Ross-on-Wye's Wilton Road after getting behind the wheel of a red Skoda Octavia while over the drink-drive limit on April 8.


An evidential breath test revealed that Narloch, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Marilena Di Vitantonio, had 73 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

He had also been driving without a valid insurance policy in place or an MOT certificate on the same date, the court heard.

Narloch, of Old Market Close, Ross-on-Wye, was fined £350 and disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 40 months.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £140 victim surcharge.