A DRINK-driver has been banned from the roads after he was caught out on a busy Herefordshire main road.

Danut Sendrea entered a guilty plea to one count of driving while over the alcohol limit and one count of using a motor vehicle on a road or public place without third party insurance when he appeared before magistrates in January.

The court heard from the prosecutor that the 27-year-old had been caught out after getting behind the wheel of a Seat Alhambra in Ledbury's Ross Road while over the drink-driving limit on July 5.


An evidential breath test revealed that he had 60 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He was also found to have been driving the car without a valid insurance policy in place that day, magistrates in Bedfordshire were told.

Sendrea, of Brackley Road, Bedford, was fined £450 and disqualified from driving for 16 months for the offences, with magistrates saying that they had taken his guilty pleas into account when imposing the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £85 and a £45 victim surcharge.