Road ban given to train driver
A MAN has been banned from driving for 14 months and fined £400 after he was caught over the limit behind the wheel of his car in Carmarthen.
Kenneth George Bevan, 62, of Bro Teifi, Cardigan, was stopped by police on Dolgwili Road and found to have 118 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood — the legal limit is 80.
He pleaded guilty to a charge of drink driving at Carmarthen Magistrates' Court last Wednesday.
Prosecutor Gerald Neave said police were alerted to a van being driven from the Cardigan direction towards Carmarthen on Sunday, July 29, at 11.30pm.
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Neave said Bevan told officers he had drunk "a few pints with dinner earlier that evening".
Bevan, representing himself, said he had been on his way to London where he drives trains Monday to Friday. He was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and £15 victim surcharge.