A DRINK driver found to be more than double the legal limit has been handed a curfew and a lengthy ban from the road.

Matthew Cook, 29, admitted to driving while over the limit for alcohol when he appeared before the bench at South Cumbria Magistrates' Court.

The court heard Cook, of Griffin Street in Broughton, had 85 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - over the limit of 35 - when he drove his Fiat on the A595 on October 16.

He was sentenced to a curfew keeping him at home between 7pm and 7am for five weeks.

The defendant was also banned from driving for 20 months.

Cook was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £95 and costs of £85.