Port Talbot councillor Paul Greenaway is hit with road ban for drink-driving
A PORT Talbot councillor has been disqualified from driving after he was caught behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol.
Labour councillor Paul Greenaway, 61, who represents the Baglan ward, has been disqualified from driving for 20 months.
He could now face disciplinary action by his party.
A Welsh Labour spokesman said they were aware of Greenaway's court appearance and it was up to the Neath Port Talbot Labour Group to decide on any action.
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"The Neath Port Talbot Labour Group will decide appropriate disciplinary action to take at their next meeting," said the spokesman.
It is unknown when the next meeting is being held, and what disciplinary action, if any, Greenaway could face.
Greenaway appeared at Neath Magistrates' Court on Thursday and pleaded guilty to the charge of drink-driving, which police confirmed happened on October 2 in Heol y Nant, Baglan.
He had a breath test reading of 80 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
As well as imposing a driving ban, magistrates ordered Greenaway to pay a total of £470, which included fines, costs and a victim surcharge.
Greenaway, of Rowan Tree Avenue, was elected as a councillor for the ward of Baglan in May.
He is currently sitting on the Afan Lido task and finish group, which is a group of councillors revisiting proposals for a replacement for the leisure pool and sports centre which was demolished following a fire in December, 2009.
The council and campaigners have failed to reach an agreement on crucial elements of the plans.
The Post made attempts to contact Greenaway for comment but was unsuccessful.
Neath Port Talbot Council declined to comment.
Last week Plaid AM Bethan Jenkins apologised after being arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.
Miss Jenkins, who is a regional member for South Wales West, based in Neath, was stopped by police in Cardiff in the early hours of Sunday, October 14.
The AM said she was "profoundly sorry" following the arrest.
She has since been suspended from Plaid's Assembly group.
A spokesman for South Wales Police said she remained on police bail.