SAINTS striker Guly do Prado has been banned from driving for 12 months after admitting drink driving in Southampton .

The 30-year-old Brazilian appeared at Southampton Magistrates Court this morning to face the charge after he was caught by officers driving his Porsche along Southampton High Street last month.

Magistrates heard how Guly, whose full name is Guilherme Do Prado Raymundo, was stopped by police who breathalysed him and later found he had a reading of 57 micrograms in a 100 millilitres of breath - the legal drink-drive limit is 35 micrograms.

Wearing ripped jeans, with a suit jacket, waistcoat and blue tie, Guly, of Channel Way, Ocean Village , spoke to confirm his name and address and nodded when asked if he was pleading guilty to the single charge of driving with excess alcohol.

Prosecutor Emma Currie said officers had responded on the night of August 27 to a report of a possible drink driver before finding Guly's black Porsche Panamera parked at 4.40am outside the Coriander Lounge in Southampton City Centre.

They followed the vehicle into Castle Way before he was then stopped on the High Street and failed the roadside breath test.

Mitigating for Guly, Philip Somarakis said that Guly had spoke to Southampton Football Club who have taken their own disciplinary proceedings against him.

He said: “He is very sorry for appearing before the court and bringing unwanted attention towards him and the club.”

Guly was also fined £2,500 and told he had to pay £85 in prosecution costs and a £15 victim surcharge.