A MOLDGREEN joiner has been barred from taking to the wheel after police saw him drink-driving.
Paul Higginbottom, of Dorchester House, Hampshire Street, was yesterday disqualified from driving for 17 months.
Huddersfield magistrates were told the 25-year-old was seen driving a black Renault Clio at Cromwell Court, in Almondbury, at 3.30am on September 25.
Police officers driving on the same road pulled Higginbottom over after witnessing him take a sudden left turn.
A roadside breath test revealed him to have 60 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
Higginbottom was arrested and admitted drinking two cans of lager before taking to the wheel. The car belonged to his cousin’s girlfriend and he had taken it without permission.
Higginbottom admitted the drink-driving charge but claimed he had felt fine to drive.
As well as banning him from driving, magistrates ordered him to pay £200 costs.
He was told that he could reduce the ban by taking a drink-driving rehabilitation course.