A DRINK driver who assaulted an emergency worker after being caught with no licence or insurance has appeared in court.

James Brannan, of South Street, Wilton, was arrested on November 6, 2023, after driving a Ford Kuga over the alcohol limit along Burcombe Lane.

The 37-year-old was found with 66 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath, the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Brannan was also driving without a licence and had no insurance.

Once Brannan arrived at Gable Cross custody suite in Swindon, he assaulted an officer.

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He pleaded guilty to the four charges at Salisbury Magistrates Court on Friday, December 8, before being sentenced on Monday, January 29.

Brannan was told he must abstain from drinking any alcohol for 120 days and complete six months of mental health treatment with a psychologist.

Magistrates disqualified him from driving for 22 months and Brannan declined to complete a drink-driving awareness court which would have reduced the length of his ban.

He must also attend up to 25 probation appointments and pay £50 compensation to the victim as well as £199 in court costs and surcharges.