A DRINK driver has been banned from the roads for more than a year.

Michael O'Sullivan was pulled over in Great Notley Avenue, Great Notley, after being spotted driving away from The Prince Louis pub.

Police smelt alcohol on his breath and he failed a roadside breath test.

The 44-year-old was found to have 53mgs of alcohol per 100mls of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He admitted drink driving during a Colchester Magistrates' Court hearing.

O'Sullivan, of London Road, Great Notley, was disqualified for 13 months and fined £1,000.

He must pay £85 costs and a £100 victim surcharge.