ONE of the oldest people to be banned for drink driving has been disqualified for four years.

Peter Malcolm Lawrence Martin, 83, was caught over the limit in an M-reg Nissan Micra on Upper High Street, Winchester, a court was told.

Martin, of Hilden Way, Littleton, near Winchester, admitted the allegation committed on July 17, when he appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates Court.

His alcohol level was 57 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breath.

He also admitted driving whilst disqualified and with no insurance.

Magistrates imposed a community order with a curfew to be electronically monitored to last for four months between 8pm and 6am. It expires on December 1.

He was banned from driving for four years and must pass an extended driving test before he gets a licence back.

Martin was fined £900 and ordered to pay a £85 victim surcharge and £85 costs.