A drink-driver who was caught behind the wheel at three-and-a-half times the legal limit has been banned from the roads for 30 months.

When breathalysed, Alexander Woodman, of Foxholes Hill, Exmouth, returned a reading of 125 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath after driving a Ford Transit van in the town on October 7, 2023.

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

Woodman, 50, pleaded guilty to the offence at Exeter Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, October 24.

His driving disqualification will be reduced by 30 weeks if he completes a drink-drive rehabilitation course by July 25, 2025.

He was slapped with a £1,230 fine and told to pay a £492 surcharge to fund victim services and £85 in court costs. 

His guilty plea was taken into account when he was sentenced. Court documents say his fine could otherwise have been £1,846.

Woodman has until November 25 to pay his £1,807 court bill.