A man from North Lanarkshire has pleaded guilty to drink-driving after being caught more than twice over the legal limit on the A595.

Alan Laidlaw, 39, of Currieside Avenue, Shotts, has been handed a severe fine and banned from driving by West Cumbria Magistrates Court.

The court heard Laidlaw was driving a Ford Fiesta on the A595 at Bigrigg on December 13 last year when the incident occurred.

He was found to have 80mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg.

Laidlaw has been banned from driving for 20 months and fined £800. He must also pay £85 costs and a £80 victim surcharge.

If he successfully completes a drink-driver rehabilitation course his ban could be shortened by 20 weeks.