A DROITWICH man has been banned from getting behind the wheel for three years after pleading guilty to drink driving.
Roger Jones, of Shepherds Close, was also ordered to pay £280 in fines, court costs and victim surcharges after breathing 61 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
The 63-year-old was stopped by police at 3.15pm on July 12 when he was driving his Nissan Micra on Chawson Lane, after he had met a friend for lunch at the pub, Worcester Magistrates Court heard last Friday (August 1).
Jones was also disqualified from driving for 20 months in 2007 for a charge of excess alcohol.
Defending solicitor Chris Hilton said: “He was invited to meet up at a pub for a lunchtime meal and a drink with a friend he hadn’t seen for a long time.
“His original plan was to get a taxi home but he didn’t have any cash on him.
“He went to the machine but it was broken so unfortunately he made the decision to take his car to drive to the pub.”
Jones was fined £175 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £20.