A MOTORIST has been banned from the roads and fined in court for drink driving.

Michael Blewitt, 43, of Brinkburn Drive, Darlington pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared before the town’s magistrates’ court today (Thursday, December 20).

The court heard that Blewitt had 63mg of alcohol in his breath – the legal limit is 35mg - when he was stopped by officers on Brinkburn Drive at 11.15pm on December 6.

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He was disqualified from driving for 16-months and fined £204.

He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge and given the option to reduce his driving ban by four months upon completion of a drivers’ rehabilitation course.