A DRINK-driver caught out while more than twice the legal limit has had his licence taken away.

Daniel Hudson entered a guilty plea to one count of driving while over the alcohol limit when he appeared before magistrates in Telford in November.

The court heard from prosecutor Lisa Morris-Jones that the 36-year-old had been caught out on the A488 near Bishops Castle after getting behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Caddy while over the drink-driving limit on September 5.

An evidential breath test revealed that Hudson, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Ronnie Dubb, had 85 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.

Hudson, of The Green, Clun, was fined £337 and disqualified from driving for 22 months for the offence, with magistrates saying that they had taken his guilty plea into account when imposing the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £350 and a £135 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.