AN ISLE of Wight man caught driving without a licence while more than twice the legal limit for alcohol has been banned from the road for almost four years.

Knowell Matsvimbo, of Ash Close, Newport, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates on January 30.

The 37-year-old admitted drink driving and driving without a valid licence, in Newport, on January 13 of this year.

The court heard he drove an Audi A4 on South Street and registered a breath-alcohol reading of 86 when the legal limit is 35.

Matsvimbo was fined £480 and disqualified from driving for 45 months.

He was also ordered to pay costs of £85.