A DRINK driver, caught when he stopped for a fast-food breakfast after a boozy night, was more than three times the drink drive limit.

Raymond Kent, 59, of Sandown Road, Shanklin, admitted drink driving when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court on Friday.

The court heard he was stopped by police as he got into his car at St James' Street, Newport.

He had a breath alcohol reading of 112. The legal limit is 35.

Prosecutor Vivian Ducie said: "At around 7.30am, this gentleman was seen to approach one of the local fast food outlets at St James' Street to get some breakfast.

"He was seen by members of the public clearly to be in drink.

"As he went to get back into his car, the police approached him."

Keith Verrinder, defending, said: "Mr Kent is a retired man who, the night prior, had been out drinking with a friend until late.

"He woke up the next morning, not realising he was still over the limit, and thought he would get himself a cooked breakfast.

"He tells me he is extremely sorry this happened and that he is ashamed of himself."

The magistrates disqualified Kent from driving for 14 months.

He was fined £184 and ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £32 surcharge.

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