A DRINK-driver caught four times over the limit on a busy Worcester road demanded to know who "fitted him up" after realising he had been shopped to the police.

City magistrates heard how Colin Staley confessed to the officers who caught him that he had driven his car. Police had earlier found the vehicle dumped off the A38 near Worcester with the keys still in the ignition.

Stephen Harris, prosecuting, told magistrates yesterday how police then saw Staley walking along a nearby footpath and asked him if he had driven the Volvo 340 recently.

Police, who had been tipped off about the 43-year-old, then asked him to provide a specimen of breath.

"No one was in the car but the bonnet was still warm and the keys were in it," said Mr Harris.

"Officers then saw a man who matched the description they had been given walking along a footpath. He was asked if he had driven it recently and he said he had.

"It was then that police noticed he had been drinking and he was asked to provide a specimen."

But Mr Harris added when Staley was asked to take a breath test, he asked the officers who had 'fitted him up.'

"He was asked to give a specimen again and he again asked who had fitted him up," added Mr Harris.

"He then refused to provide a specimen."

Jobless Staley admitted driving without insurance, drink-driving and failing to provide a specimen. He was later found to have 134mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath - the limit is 35mcg.

Magistrates banned Staley, of Winslow Avenue, Droitwich, from driving for three years and placed him on 12 months' probation on the condition he attend an anti drink-driving course.

He was also offered an alcohol education course.