A MAN from South Cerney has been charged with driving while nearly three times the alcohol limit.

The defendant, who is aged in his 20s, was allegedly driving a Ford S-max in Meltz Way, Gloucester, having consumed 96 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath on Saturday, March 18.

The legal limit is 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath.

He was also been charged with failing report an accident with another car to the police and with failing to provide his information to the other driver on same the day.

In addition, the defendant was charged with driving without a licence and with driving reasonable consideration of other people on the road.

The case was heard at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court on Monday, July 3.

The defendant has been remanded on unconditional bail pending a trial at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court on Thursday, October 19.