Corby man disqualified from driving after being caught twice over the limit in Old Village

Hugo Fernandes was banned from driving by magistrates

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A man from Corby has been disqualifed from driving for 20 months after a court found he was more than twice over the drink drive limit.

Hugo Fernandes, of Samuel Place, Corby, was stopped while driving a 71-plate Fiat 500 on April 30 this year in High Street in Corby Old Village.

The 36-year-old was found to have 175mg of alcohol per 100ml of his blood – the legal limit is 80mg.

Blood tests are used by police officers to test for alcohol levels when breath tests have either failed or are unable to be taken for a range of physical reasons.

Fernandes appeared before magistrates in Northampton on June 26 and pleaded guilty to drink driving, and also to damaging a police car during the same incident.

He was disqualified from driving and ordered to pay £440 in fees and court costs.