FOUR people have been banned from the roads following a busy day at court.

Judges at Chester Magistrates Court handed out several bans on Tuesday (October 31) as a number of drink and drug drivers appeared in the dock.

Among them was Brandon Cox of Rosewood Drive in Winsford.

The 20-year-old was caught near his home on October 13 driving a Jaguar XF whilst drunk.

The amount of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath was 40 micrograms, above the limit of 35.

He was also without a licence or insurance and found to be in possession of two 'snap bags' of cannabis.

After pleading guilty on Tuesday he was disqualified from driving for 14 months and fined £160, with the bench ordering him to pay a further £120 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Also committing an offence on October 13 was Claire Lomas of Belgrave Road in Northwich.

Lomas, 47, was caught driving a Ford Focus along London Road whilst more than three times the limit, with 120 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of her breath.

On the same day she also assaulted a man.

She admitted to both offences on Tuesday and was handed an interim disqualification from driving ahead of sentencing on November 28.

Until then she is banned from speaking with the victim or entering the Woodpecker Cookhouse and Pub as part of bail conditions.

Fellow Northwich resident Stuart Perrin, 48 and of Burnside Way, also appeared before Chester magistrates this week.

He pleaded guilty after being caught on the A559 on April 26 driving a White Dacia Logan while on cocaine.

A blood test revealed he had 12 micrograms of the drug per litre of blood, as well as 800 micrograms of Benzoylecgonine (BZE, a cocaine breakdown product), in his system.

The legal limits for cocaine and BZE are 10 micrograms and 50 micrograms respectively.

Perrin was handed a 12-month ban and fined £120.

Finally, Iain Kelly, of Latham Street in Winsford, admitted to driving a Ford Puma on School Road South in Rudheath on October 15 whilst over the alcohol limit, having 41 micrograms per 100 millilitres of his breath.

The 53-year-old has been disqualified for one year and can reduce this by three months if he completes a course by May 30 next year.

He must also pay an £80 fine, £120 in costs, and a £32 surcharge.