A TEEN more than three times the drink drive limit has been banned from the roads.

The 17-year-old, from Wilmslow, had 109 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath when he was stopped by police in the early hours of the morning.

The legal limit is 35.

The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to drink-driving before Crewe magistrates on December 7.

The Cheshire Police Roads and Crime Unit stopped a grey Volkswagen Polo on Beddells Lane in Wilmslow shortly after 2am on Saturday, November 11.

The teenager was disqualified from driving for two years.

The defendant must pay £120 costs and £26 victim surcharge.

A referral order was also made to the Cheshire Youth Offending Panel for four months.

The teenager will be required to attend regular meetings with a supervising officer which will look at their offending and ways to reduce the likelihood of further reoffending.

Magistrates took his guilty plea into consideration when imposing the sentence.

The ban can be reduced to 24 weeks if the defendant completes a drink-driving rehabilitation course by April 21, 2025.

The £146 court penalty must be paid in full by February 2, 2024.