A MOTORIST stopped by police on a residential Carlisle street was more than three times the drink-drive limit, a court heard.

Nigel David Colvin, 61, of Ennerdale Avenue, Botcherby, admitted an offence of driving with excess alcohol when he was put before the city's Rickergate Magistrates' Court.

The court heard that he committed the offence on September 26 as he drove a Volkswagen Transporter in Borland Avenue, Botcherby.

A police administered breath-test confirmed he had 107mcg of alcohol in 100mls of breath.

The legal limit is 35mcg. Magistrates sentenced him to a community order. This includes a 12-week tagged curfew, between the hours of 7pm and 7am.

Colvin was also made the subject of a two year driving ban, though this may be reduced by 24 weeks if he completes the drink driver rehabilitation course, likely to cost up to £250.

He must also pay £85 costs and a £95 victim surcharge.