A MAN will be unable to drive for over two years after being caught drink driving on a residential road.

Gareth Fennell, of Murton, was stopped by road traffic officers in his Porsche Macan on Chapel Street in Appleby-in-Westmorland on April 14 this year.

The 39-year-old was asked to pull over as police had reason to believe the defendant was drink driving.

He was asked to provide a roadside breath test for analysis at the roadside which came back positive for driving with alcohol above the legal limit.

Inquiries revealed the lowest reading was 113ugs microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

As a result of his plea to drink driving at the earliest opportunity, magistrates at South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court on May 7 imposed a 12-month community order with one requirement to complete 140 hours of unpaid work.

Fennell was also disqualified from driving for 26 months, ordered to pay £85 in court costs, as well as a £114 surcharge.