A DRINK-driver has lost his licence after being caught over the limit on his way to work.

Nick McGinnis, of Llwyn Hengoed in Wrexham, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Monday.

The 58-year-old admitted that on March 8, he drove a Toyota Corolla on Holt Road in Wrexham after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath exceeded the prescribed limit.

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Prosecutor Justin Espie told the court that just before 6am on the day of the offence, police acting on information received stopped the defendant in his vehicle.

He provided a positive roadside sample for alcohol, then when arrested he provided an evidential sample of 63 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath; the limit being 35.

The court heard he had no previous convictions.

Chris Clark, defending, told the court his client was on his way to work when he was pulled over and had been drinking the night before.

He added: "He's in a situation where he continues his employment but will have to cycle a distance to work.

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"He's of previous good character and I ask that he has credit for his guilty plea."

McGinnis received a fine of £415 and was ordered to pay a £166 victim surcharge as well as £85 costs.

He was banned from driving for 17 months.