A DRIVER has been banned and ordered to pay hundreds after he was caught drink-driving in Herefordshire.

Ricky Barlow pleaded guilty to one count of driving a motor vehicle while above the alcohol limit and one count of using a motor vehicle on a road or public place without third-party insurance.

The court heard that the 29-year-old had been caught out behind the wheel of a Hyundai on Wilton Road in Ross-on-Wye on March 24.

He had 49 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 35.

Barlow, of Sycamore Close, Ross-on-Wye, was fined £253 and disqualified from driving for 12 months at his sentencing in Hereford on May 15.


He was ordered to pay prosecution costs of £85 and a £101 victim surcharge was also ordered to be paid.

No separate penalty was given for the offence of driving without third-party insurance.

Barlow can reduce his driving ban by three months if he completes a drink-driving awareness course by December 14, 2024.