A NURSE from Scarborough has been handed a driving ban and will pay £600 to a court after he admitted drink driving.
Lijo Martin, 34, of Fulford Road, attracted the attention of the police when he drove down a dead end off Queen Street at around 4:25am on August 29.
The officer followed Martin’s car for a short distance before he stopped in a parking bay.
The officer approached Martin, who told him he had consumed an alcoholic drink an hour earlier.
A test showed a reading of 53 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
Michael Sandiford, mitigating, said that his client had attended a colleague’s party but limited his drinking and believed he was under the limit.
“There is no suggestion of any erratic driving,” Mr Sandiford added.
Martin previously had no convictions and a clean driving licence.
The driving ban will last one year, he will pay a £500 fine, £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge