AN ESTATE agent was caught drink driving on his way to McDonald's in the middle of the night.

Kieran Mark White, 33, of Brook Close, Sandown, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

He admitted driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Ann Smout, prosecuting, said on January 24, at 1.40am, two police officers had been en-route to an incident in Lake.

Driving a marked police car and in full uniform, they became aware of a black Vauxhall Astra swerving in front of them.

Mrs Smout said the vehicle almost hit the nearside kerb twice along Morton Common in Brading.

She said the car braked sharply on approach to a green light, and when officers were told they were no longer needed at the incident they were heading to, they pulled White's car over.

Mrs Smout said White initially walked away and went inside a property. Police got him out, and arrested him on suspicion of drink driving.

At Newport Police Station, he registered 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

James Cameron, defending, said White had been driving to McDonald's, which was not far away.

He said White ­— an estate agent for 15 years ­— admitted he had consumed alcohol but didn't think he was over the limit.

Mr Cameron said the father-of-two regretted taking the risk and was apologetic.

White was fined £300 and disqualified from driving for 20 months.

He was ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £34 surcharge.