A PROJECT leader has been banned from the road after being found nearly three times over the drink drive limit.

David Scott Davies, 29, of Vounog Hill, Penyffordd, who works for Sony out of a base in Liverpool, will not lose his job, despite losing his license.

After a couple of stressful days in work, Davies went for drinks with friends in Chester on December 3, and despite feeling ok to drive, made a poor error of judgment to do so.

Rhian Jackson, prosecuting, told Mold Magistrates Court how Davies had been spotted by police driving his Renault Clio on the A550 in Dobshill at around 11.35pm on December 3. Police say he was struggling to stay in his lane and drive in a straight line and was even observed drifting into the opposite side of the carriageway.

After illuminating the blue lights, officers said Davies initially didn’t notice and it took him approximately 100 yards to come to a stop.

Ms Jackson said there was a strong smell of alcohol from Davies and despite identifying himself to officers, he was slurring his speech and seemed in a very confused state. A road side breath test gave a reading over 100, but another provided at the police station gave a reading of 97 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit is 35.

Stephen Edwards, defending, said Davies was a man of previous good character.

He said Davies had made a poor error of judgement when he decided to drive home after having “quite a bit to drink” in a bar in Chester.

Mr Edwards said how the father of one had been able to keep his job, after his supervisor told him they would work out a suitable work pattern that would enable him to do so.

Deputy District Judge Derek French said the aggravating feature was the high reading, which was “getting on for three times over the limit”. He banned him from driving for two years and ordered him to complete 100 hours unpaid work over the next 12 months.