Alfa Romeo driver banned in Mansfield for being over the limit

Mansfield Magistrates Court.
Mansfield Magistrates Court.

An Alfa Romeo driver was caught drink driving in Mansfield while taking friends home, a court has heard.

Declan Norris-Bell, 25, of Colwick Manor Farm, Colwick, admitted being over the limit in the early hours of April 30 when he was stopped on Nottingham Road.

A roadside breath test revealed he had 43 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

The court heard Norris-Bell had one previous conviction from 2011 for a disimilar offence.

He was fined £275, told to pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £30, and banned for 12 months.