A man has been banned from driving after admitting to being over the drink drive limit in Salisbury.

Zachary Hughes, 22, of Hill Close, Tisbury, pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle whilst over the legal alcohol limit, at Swindon Magistrate’s Court on Friday November 6.

On June 16, a car was stopped by officers on Exeter Street, in Salisbury, shortly after 11pm.

Hughes failed a road-side test and was taken to Melksham Police Station where he was charged with driving a vehicle over the legal limit.

He was disqualified from driving for 12 months, fined £150 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge and costs.

PC Jamie Boyland said: “I can’t stress enough how dangerous it is to get behind the wheel of a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

“It is one of the fatal four factors that lead to the increased chance that a road traffic collision will result in serious injury or worse, a fatality.

“It is simply unacceptable and as highlighted by this week’s road safety campaign, will not be tolerated.

“We will continue to strive to ensure the roads of Wiltshire are as safe as possible.”

Anyone who suspects someone is driving under the influence should call 999 - in an emergency - or 101.