A POLICEMAN admitted to being more than twice the drink drive limit when he appeared before Magistrates yesterday.

Paul Webster of Billingham near Stockton, appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Court charged with two offences on Monday.

The 38-year-old, who is accused of driving a Vauxhall Corsa while under the influence of alcohol and dangerous driving, was found more than twice the legal drink-drive limit on Wednesday, December 18.

The court heard how Mr Webster had been stopped by police, while on the exit slip road of the A66 westbound at Hartington Interchange in Middlesbrough, with 85 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath in his system.

Pleading guilty to drink-driving, but not guilty to an additional charge of dangerous driving, Webster was told by District Judge Timothy Capstick that he would be given an interim disqualification from driving, and he would be sentenced for the drink-driving offence next month.

Webster’s not guilty plea in relation to dangerous driving will mean he will go before Teesside Crown Court later this year.