A DRINK-DRIVER who was caught out behind the wheel of a Ford car while over the limit in a Herefordshire town has been banned.

William Jones entered a guilty plea to one count of driving while over the alcohol limit when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford last month.

The court heard from prosecutor Camila Toscano that the 20-year-old from Monmouth had been caught out in Ross-on-Wye’s Wilton Lane after getting behind the wheel of a Ford Focus while over the drink-drive limit in March.


He was breathalysed and was found to have 81 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Jones, of Monk Street, Monmouth, was banned from driving for 14 months and fined £120 by magistrates, with his guilty plea taken into account by magistrates.

He was also ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £48 victim surcharge which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.