A DRIVER twice over the drink drive limit has been banned from getting back behind the wheel for the next three years.
David Hancock, 28, of Cornerways, Solihull Lodge, was arrested in Kings Norton on November 26 for drink driving and having no insurance, Solihull Magistrates Court heard on Monday.
Baljinder Kaur, prosecuting, said Hancock was pulled over for the standard of his driving. Officers smelled alcohol on the defendant and a breath test revealed he had 70mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath - the legal limit is 35mg.
Further investigations revealed Hancock did not have valid insurance for the car he was driving and only held a provisional licence.
John Derry, defending, said his client had used a friend’s car to drive another friend home.
Hancock, a labourer, was disqualified from driving for 36 months, fined £335 and told to pay £85 costs.