A SHOPKEEPER who runs an off-licence was yesterday given a driving ban for drink-driving.

Mohammed Hanif, 51, of Shop and Save at Ned Lane, Slaithwaite, was more than twice the legal limit.

Hanif, of Macaulay Road, Birkby, admitted drink-driving in Manchester Road, Huddersfield, on September 27 this year.

He was found to have 79 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The limit is 35 microgrammes.

Kirklees magistrates banned him from driving for 17 months and ordered him to pay £310 in fines and costs.

Mrs Linda Fowler, prosecuting, said police were called to the scene of a road accident in Manchester Road at 8.45pm.

A Toyota Avensis had struck a parked car.

Hanif was on the pavement and admitted he was the driver of the Toyota. He was unsteady on his feet and smelled of alcohol.

Asked by officers if he had been drinking he replied: “Just a little bit.” He said he had had “three or four shots”.

Mr Ian Whiteley, for Hanif, said his client downed a couple of shots after finishing work at the greengrocery and off-licence shop.

He was driving along Manchester Road when a stone was thrown at his car, shattering the windscreen.

Hanif swerved to avoid another car and hit a parked vehicle.

Mr Whiteley said Hanif accepted he was over the limit but insisted his driving was not impaired.