A WOOTTON man lost his employment after being charged with drink driving — at nearly twice the legal alcohol limit.

Kelvin Simon Ian Parker, of Footways, told the Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court he couldn’t work as a sub-contracted groundsman without being able to drive a vehicle, and had already lost his job.

He admitted drink driving, possession of cannabis and driving without insurance, all on January 7, at Medeway, Lake.

Liz Miller, prosecuting on Friday, said police stopped Parker and thought he appeared to be in drink.

His breath test recorded a reading of 69, when the legal limit is 35.

On arrest, he was found in possession of a small amount of herbal cannabis, which he said was for his own personal use.

He was also uninsured.

Representing himself, Parker said he accepted he was guilty and offered no mitigation.

He was disqualified from driving for 18 months, and fined £120.

He must also pay £85 costs and a £34 surcharge.