A DRINK driver has been banned from the roads after being caught over the limit on the A449 in Herefordshire. 

Mark Hazell, from Compton Street, Dundon, Somerset, was driving on the road in Ross-on-Wye on June 27. 

The 57-year-old, who pleaded guilty to drink driving, had 58 micrograms of alcohol in his system per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.


In defence, Ed Middleton said his client knows he made a mistake and 'was an error of judgement'.

Hazell was disqualified from driving for 36 months, which will be reduced by 36 weeks if he successfully completes a drink-drive rehabilitation course. 

Magistrates also fined him £923 and told him to pay court costs of £135 and a government victim surcharge of £369 respectively.