A drink-driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel for a year.

Nicholas Canavan, 31, of Gavel Street, Maryport, pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle with alcohol level above the limit.

He appeared at Workington Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Canavan was driving a Ford Focus in Maryport on July 10. He had 47mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg.

Magistrates banned the defendant from driving for 12 months, to be reduced by three months, if he completes a drink-driver’s rehabilitation course.

He was fined £570 and must pay £85 costs and a £228 victim surcharge.

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