A motorist who was three times the drink drive limit when he was stopped by police has been banned from driving for two years.

Andrew Smith, 60, of Station Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared before Cheltenham magistrates on July 31.

He was stopped in his car on the A429 in Stow-on-the-Wold on July 11 this year.

Smith was found to have 109 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35 micrograms.

He was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months.

Smith was also banned from driving for 25 months and ordered to pay costs of £175.