A MAN found driving at night without his headlights on was nearly double the drink-drive limit.

Jason Francis Hill-Fuller, 30, pleaded guilty at the first opportunity to drink-driving.

Chester Magistrates Court heard on Monday, June 29 that Hill-Fuller had had his licence revoked, which also meant he was driving without insurance.

Hill-Fuller, of Landseer Avenue, Little Neston, told the court that had come as news to him when police officers charged him with those offences, but pleaded guilty to them.

The court heard notice of the driving licence being revoked had most likely gone from the DVLA to an old address.

Prosecuting, Ayra Ali said police stopped a blue Ford Fiesta being driven by Hill-Fuller in Station Road, Neston, as it did not have its headlights on, on March 27.

Officers noticed Hill-Fuller's eyes were glazed and the car began to roll away when he was spoken to as the handbrake had not been put on.

Hill-Fuller was taken to custody where he gave a reading of 69 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35.

He had no previous convictions.

Hill-Fuller, representing himself, said he had been in an argument with his wife and had left in the car to drive a short distance.

He added it was "the stupidest mistake" he had ever made.

Magistrates fined Hill-Fuller £260 and he was handed an 18-month drink-driving ban, which would be reduced by one quarter if he successfully completed a drink-drive rehabilitation course.

He must also pay £85 court costs and a £32 victim surcharge.