A CHURT man has been disqualified from driving for almost two years after being caught behind the wheel while more than three times over the legal drink-drive limit.

Robin Rowley Marshall, 26, of Frensham Lane, Churt, was disqualified from driving for 22 months, fined £312 and told to pay £31 compensation and £85 costs at Guildford Crown Court on April 9.

It came after he pleaded guilty to driving a Citroen C4 while under the influence of alcohol at the junction of Old Lane and Heath Lane, Dockenfield, on December 7 last year.

Marshall was found to have 246 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, above the legal limit of 80, contrary to section 5(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

His driving disqualification can be reduced by 22 weeks if by July 7, 2020, Marshall “satisfactorily” completes a course approved by the secretary of state.