A DRINK driver who was more than twice the limit will lose his driving job as a result.

Kestutis Veverskis of Turrall Street, Worcester, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared at the city's magistrates court on Thursday.

The 40-year-old was pulled over in his BMW in London Road, Worcester at around 12.30am on March 31 this year.

A roadside breath test provided a positive result. The lowest of the two later evidential readings was 75mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, more than twice the legal limit of 35mcg.

The defendant did not have any previous convictions. He told the court he works as a driver. District judge Nigel Cadbury asked Veverskis if he knew he must disqualify him.

Speaking through a Lithuanian interpreter the defendant replied 'yes'.

The district judge asked him if he would lose his job and again he replied 'yes'. The district judge asked him if there was something else he could do and he answered: "I will try to find something."

The district judge asked the defendant if there was anything else he would like to say and Veverskis said: "I'm just really sorry, that's all."

District judge Cadbury banned him from driving for 18 months but offered him the awareness course which, if completed successfully, will reduce the length of the disqualification by 25 per cent.

Veverskis was fined £260, ordered to pay £135 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.