A FORMER police officer has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving whilst twice the drink-drive limit.

Paul Webster made the admission at Teesside Crown Court this morning after previously pleading not guilty to the charge at magistrates’ court last month.

He did plead guilty to the associate charge of drink-driving when he appeared in front of District Judge Timothy Capstick.

The 38-year-old, of Billingham, had been stopped by colleagues at Cleveland 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 on December 17 last year.

Webster was given an interim disqualification from driving when appeared at Teesside Magsistrates Court on Monday, January 20.

Webster, who is on unconditional bail, will return to Teesside Crown Court to be sentenced on March 9.

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: “The Force accepted Paul Webster’s resignation on 27th January this year.”