A DRINK driving 23-year-old failed to stop for police with officers finally catching up with him at McDonald's.

Jack Perrott was disqualified from driving and fined during his appearance at Worcester Magistrates Court.

Perrott admitted driving with excess alcohol in the incident that took place in Droitwich at 2.20am on the morning of November 26.

Elizabeth Blacklock, prosecuting, said the blue Vauxhall Corsa Perrott was driving came to the attention of police as it didn't have lights on and it was dark morning.

"They activated their blue lights," the prosecutor said.

"He didn't initially stop, he turned into a McDonald's (in Wychbold) and naturally came to a stop at the drive thru window.

"Police approached him, he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, he failed a road side breath test."

Miss Blacklock said Perrott, of Waterside, Droitwich, was then arrested and taken to the police station, when the lowest reading given was 80 mcg in 100 ml of breath - exceeding the drink drive limit of 35mcg.

Perrott represented himself at the court hearing held on December 23.

He told magistrates: "I take full responsibility for what I have done."

Magistrates then asked about his financial status, Perrott replying that he had been sacked due to the anticipation that he would lose his licence, providing a note from his employer that was given to magistrates.

After a brief deliberation, chairman of the magistrates bench, Jayne Burton, said they had decided to fine Perrott £120, and ordered him to pay costs of £135 and £34 victim surcharge.

Perrott offered to pay the total amount, £289, at a rate of £50 a month, which was an offer accepted by the magistrates.

The chairman said they were giving Perrott a 17 month driving ban, but offered him the chance to take a drink drive awareness course which will reduce the ban period by 17 weeks, if he successfully completes the course in time.

Perrott was warned if he drives whilst disqualified on any public road during the disqualification period, he would be arrested by police and could face time in prison.