A 27-year-old Cowling man has been banned from driving for 40 months by Skipton magistrates for his second drink-driving offence.

Luke Sagar was stopped by police in Main Street, Sutton, in the early hours of March 8 because one of his headlights was not working, the court heard on Friday.

He provided a positive roadside breath test and was taken to Skipton Police Station, where he was found to have 72 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Sagar, who admitted drink-driving, had received a 16-month ban in June, 2011 for an identical offence, the court heard.

Magistrates told Sagar, of Fold Lane, he had been more than twice over the legal limit, and he had clearly not learned from his first offence.

They declined to offer him the drink-drivers’ rehabilitation course and, in addition to the ban, fined him £220, with costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £22.