A VOLVO driver caught in Hereford's Commercial Road while three times the drink-drive limit has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Igor Zivec entered a guilty plea to one count of driving a motor vehicle while over the alcohol limit and one count of driving without insurance when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in October.

The court heard from prosecutor Mark Hambling that the 37-year-old had been caught out in Hereford's Commercial Road after getting behind the wheel of a Volvo S40 while over the drink-driving limit on August 27.


An evidential breath test revealed that he had 117 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than three times the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.

He was also found to have been driving without insurance on the same date.

Zivec, of Whitehall Road, Hampton Bishop, was handed a 12-month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work and disqualified from driving for 28 months, 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 £114 victim surcharge.