AN Andover drug driver who was more than double the limit has been banned from driving and must complete unpaid work.

Darren Plater, of Livia Close, on Saturday, June 10 last year, drove a Vauxhall Astra on Lodge Close in Andover with more than 240 microgames of Benzoylecgonine per litre of blood - the legal limit is 50.

The 49-year-old pleaded guilty to the driving offence on Thursday, December 7 last year.

During a hearing held at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on Friday, January 26 this year he was sentenced for the offence.

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Magistrates banned him from taking to the roads for 20 months and ordered 71 hours of unpaid work to be completed.

He must also comply with a requirement of a community order including drug rehabilitation activity.

Court costs of £40 must also be paid.