A man from Exmouth has been fined and banned from the roads for 18 months after he was caught driving while over the legal limit for alcohol.

Joseph Williams, of Brimpenny Road, was found to have 64 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath after driving a BMW on Honiton Road in Exeter on June 18.

The legal alcohol limit in England is 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

Williams, 23, changed his plea to guilty when he appeared at Exeter Magistrates' Court on Friday, October 20.

He initially pleaded not guilty on July 4.

He was handed an 18-month disqualification from driving, which could be reduced by 18 weeks if he completes a drink-drive rehabilitation course by October 14, 2024.

Williams was fined £675 and told to pay £500 in costs and a £270 surcharge, giving him a total bill of £1,445 that he will pay in monthly instalments of £160.