A BOXING Day driver caught drink-driving on a busy A-road has been banned from the roads.

Jamie Lock entered a guilty plea to one count of driving while over the alcohol level when he appeared before magistrates in January.

The court heard from prosecutor Thomas Wickstead that the 25-year-old, of Portna Way, Leominster, had been caught out after getting behind the wheel of a Seat Ibiza while over the drink-driving limit on the A48 in Bromsgrove on December 26.


An evidential breath test revealed that the Boxing Day drink-driver had 56 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Lock was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £120 for the offence, with magistrates saying that they had taken his guilty plea to the charge into account when coming to their decision on 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.