A MAN caught drink-driving in the early hours of the morning was found to have no tax, MOT or insurance on his car, a court heard.

Shortly before 3am on July 21, police spotted Andrew Cash driving with his headlights off and ‘weaving between lanes’ in the King Street area of Weymouth.

Giles Nightingale, prosecuting, told Weymouth Magistrates Court that officers saw the car stop and approached Cash to make enquiries when they immediately smelt alcohol.

The 22-year-old was arrested and taken to Weymouth police station after failing a roadside breath test. He had 81 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath – the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Mr Nightingale said: “He was almost two and a half times over the drink-drive limit.

“An officer made further enquiries…and found the vehicle had no insurance, no documentation in any way, no tax, no MOT.”

Mr Nightingale added that Cash only had a provisional licence, not a full driving licence.

Cash, of a travellers site in Tuffley, Gloucester, pleaded guilty to drink-driving, using a vehicle without insurance and a test certificate, and driving without an appropriate licence when he appeared at Weymouth Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Solicitor Lee Christmas said Cash had little to offer by way of mitigation other than his guilty plea and "full co-operation with police."

Cash was banned from the roads for 20 months and ordered to pay fines of £220, as well as £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

Chairman of the bench, Robert Ford, said: "We are appalled by the extent you were over the limit - but you had no insurance, tax, MOT, and no one in the car with a licence. There's nothing left after that.

"This is not acceptable under any circumstances, not just because of the impact on yourself, it's the impact on other people if you'd have had an accident."