A DRINK-driver has been banned from the roads after he was caught out behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi.

Robert Bennett entered a guilty plea to one count of driving while over the alcohol limit when he appeared before magistrates in Worcester in August.

The court heard from prosecutor Eleanor Peart that the 30-year-old had been caught out in Station Road in Bransford, Worcestershire, after getting behind the wheel of a white Mitsubishi L200 while over the drink-driving limit on August 13.


An evidential breath test revealed that he had 54 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Bennett, of Milvern Close, Bromyard, was fined £440 and disqualified from driving for 16 months for the offence, with magistrates saying that they had taken his guilty plea into account when imposing the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £176 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.