A DRINK-driver has been banned from the roads after he was caught out in a busy Herefordshire street.

Liam Villiers entered a guilty plea to one count of driving while over the alcohol limit when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in September.

The court heard from prosecutor Thomas Wickstead that the 28-year-old had been caught out in Leominster's Bridge Street after getting behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Corsa on July 22.


An evidential breath test revealed that he had 59 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Villiers, of Ridgemoor Road, Leominster, was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £323 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 £129 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.