A HEREFORD man has been disqualified from driving after he was caught over the limit. 

Mitchell Coleburn, of Monnow Crescent, had 44 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath when his Land Rover Discovery was stopped on January 13.

The legal limit is 35mcg.

Lauren Millichip, prosecuting at Hereford Magistrates Court, said police officers on mobile patrol saw the 26-year-old's vehicle travelling on the A49 shortly before 1am.


When they spoke to him, she said, they noticed there were bottles of alcohol in the car, and he said he drink whisky at 11pm the previous evening. 

The court heard that Coleburn had a similar conviction in 2019.

"The legal limit is 35mcg, but the prosecution wouldn't prosecute for anything under 40," said Ms Millcihip.

Andrew Cleal, representing Coleburn, said that his client lost his driving licence, it would cost him his job due to working in 20 miles away in Lydbrook.

Coleburn was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £80. He also has to pay court costs of £65 and a victim surcharge of £32 respectively.