A JAGUAR worker has been banned from driving after he was found to be twice over the drink drive limit.
Nicholas Thompson, of Rumbush Lane, Dickens Heath, pleaded guilty at Solihull Magistrates Court on Monday to drink driving on April 15.
Prosecuting, Malcolm Stoddard, said: “It was the early hours, around 2am when police spotted a Toyota Yaris driving along Ralph Road, exceeding the 30mph speed limit.
“The car was seen making sharp swerves in the road and was stopped in Blossomfield Road.”
A breath test revealed Thompson, 25, had 78 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
In his defence, magistrates were told the defendant accepted his actions but did not accept he was swerving in the road. The court heard Jaguar had been made aware of the situation and Thompson’s employment there ‘would not cease.’
He was disqualified from driving for 20 months, fined £308 and ordered to pay £15 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.