A DRINK-driver has been handed a curfew order after he was caught out in a busy Ludlow street.

Owen Davies entered a guilty plea to one count of driving a motor vehicle while over the alcohol limit when he appeared before magistrates in Telford in November.

The court heard from prosecutor Sara Beddow that the 26-year-old had been caught out in Ludlow's Corve Street after getting behind the wheel of a blue Skoda Octavia while over the drink-driving limit on September 14.

An evidential breath test revealed that he had 94 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, nearing three times the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.

Davies, of Bowdler Close, Ludlow, was handed a nine-month community order with a six-month alcohol treatment order and a 12-week curfew with electronic tag monitoring, and was disqualified from driving for 24 months.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £114 victim surcharge, which is used to help fund services supporting victims of crime.