A BMW driver has been sentenced after he was caught committing an offence on a busy Herefordshire main road.

David Furnell was found guilty of one count of drink-driving when he appeared before magistrates for trial in January.

He had previously entered a not guilty plea to the charge at an earlier hearing in August.


The court heard from the prosecutor that the 55-year-old had been caught out in Hereford's Holmer Road after getting behind the wheel of a black BMW X5 while over the drink-driving limit on December 8, 2021.

An evidential breath test revealed that Furnell had 51 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Furnell, of Rudhall View, Ross-on-Wye, was fined £180 and disqualified from driving for 38 months for the offence.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £630 and a £34 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.