A Kendal man has been disqualified from driving for 18 months after he admitted to drink driving.

Philip Edgley, 58, of Dale Avenue, Kendal, appeared at Barrow Magistrates’ Court yesterday, 15 May, where he admitted the charge.

Officers said Edgley was spotted driving a BMW 'erratically' on the A591 at Ings on April 27.

Police Constable Simon Smith, of Cumbria Constabulary’s Mobile Support Group, pulled Edgley over and said that he found him to be "slurring his speech and unsteady on his feet".

A roadside breath test was conducted and the results showed Mr Edgley was around double the legal limit for alcohol.

As well as the driving ban, Edgley must also pay more than £400 in fines and costs, the court heard.

PC Smith said: “Those people who drive while over the limit put the lives of all road users at risk. There is simply no excuse for this type of behaviour when the risks and potential consequences are so well known.

“Our officers are always on the lookout for drivers who are impaired through drink or drugs and our roadside testing kits mean we are better equipped than ever to catch you.

“Those we do catch should think themselves fortunate we got to them before they caused a collision which could easily kill themselves, a loved-one or an innocent member of the public.”