A NORTHWICH man has been banned from the roads after being caught over the drink-drive limit.

Joshua Octubre, of Greenall Road, was travelling in a Fiat Punto along Manchester Road in the town on June 10 when he was caught last year.

A subsequent blood test revealed the 23-year-old had 90 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his blood, exceeding the limit of 80.

Octubre appeared at Chester Magistrates Court on January 18 where the bench disqualified him from driving for 12 months.

Taking his guilty plea into account, magistrates also fined him £400 and ordered him to pay £120 in court costs as well as a £160 surcharge.