A DRIVER has been banned from the roads after getting behind the wheel while over the limit.
Samirul Miah was nearly twice the legal limit when he was stopped by police in Durham Road, Sunderland.
Miah, 21, failed a roadside breath test, after officers pulled over the Vauxhall Corsa he was driving on June 18.
A breath test showed he had 69mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.
Miah, of Churchill Street, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.
He also admitted driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and using a vehicle without insurance.
Prosecuting, Sarah Guest said unemployed Miah gave a false name to police when he was first pulled over at 11pm.
But Chris Wilson, defending, said he had told officers the name of the car’s owner.
Miah was banned from driving for 20 months, fined £110 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £22 victim surcharge.