A DRINK driver who was stopped by Evesham police and who had been caught for the offence before, has appeared in front of Worcester magistrates.

As a repeat offender, having previously been caught drink driving in July 2016, Povilas Anuskevicius faced a mandatory three year ban.

In the latest offence, Nichola Ritchie prosecuting said Anuskevicius was spoken to officers about a broken rear light on his Volkswagon Golf, after being pulled over by police in Evesham on December 21.

After police suspected him to be drunk, Anuskevicius failed a roadside breathalyser test so he was taken to Worcester Police Station.

At the station he was again tested, with the lowest reading given being 53mcg in 100ml of breath - the drink drive limit being 35mcg.

The 28-year-old, representing himself, was asked about the circumstances of the offence but gave no explanation as to why he was driving that night, and Anuskevicius said he was not interested in doing a drink drive awareness course having taken it before.

Anuskevicius, of Bayliss Road, Tewksbury, was given a three year driving ban and fined £120 and ordered to pay costs of £135 and a victim surcharge of £30 - a total of £285.

Anuskevicius, who is unemployed, was told the fines and costs would be deducted from his benefits at a rate of £5 a week.

Anuskevicius was warned by magistrates he was banned immediately, and couldn't drive again until he had his licence back from the DVLA.

Meanwhile, also at Worcester Magistrates Court on January 10, another Evesham man, Frantisek Lakatos, who was accused of drink driving had his case adjourned.

The court heard the 63-year-old, of Port Street, was arrested after police were called to his former home in Fountain Gardens on December 2 following reports of a collision between two vehicles.

At the scene Lakatos failed a roadside breathalyser test that gave a reading of 90mcg, and he was charged after he gave a reading of 86mcg at Worcester Police Station.

But when Lakatos, who initially defended himself, said in mitigation to magistrates that he had moved only a short distance on what he said was a private road, the case was delayed while Lakotos could receive further legally advice.

And when the case resumed, duty solicitor Amar Sanghara, told the court he felt Lakotos had a defence as he claimed to have only driven on a private road, which could mean the police could not prosecute as he was not in a public place.

The case was adjourned for seven days by magistrates.