A WINCHESTER company director has been banned for drink driving.

Alastair Peter Drummond Scott, 33, was stopped by the police whilst driving a Lexus on the M3 on August 30.

When tested he had 49 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 35.

Scott, of Stoke Charity Road, Kings Worthy, described on the court record as a management consultant, denied the charge at first but at a late stage changed his plea, securing a ten per credit to his sentence.

Basingstoke Magistrates Court banned him from driving for a year, fined him £360, with a £36 victim surcharge and £800 costs.

Scott was represented by a Mr Lemosa of National Motoring Lawyers, a firm that specialises in representing clients in motoring cases.

The ban will be cut by three months if Scott passes an approved course by October 14 this year.