A HEREFORDSHIRE man caught in charge of a car while more than three times the limit has been handed penalty points by a court.

Laszlo Mihaly entered a guilty plea to one count of being in charge of a motor vehicle while over the alcohol limit when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in July.


The court heard from prosecutor Mark Hambling that the 47-year-old had been in charge of a Kia on the A449 in Ross-on-Wye on June 13 after consuming so much alcohol that he had 107 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than three times the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.

The offence can carry points or a disqualification from driving.

Mihaly, of Rowberry Street, Bromyard, was fined £120 and received 10 penalty points for the offence, with magistrates saying they had taken his guilty plea into account when imposing the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £48 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.