A man in his seventies who was caught drink driving near High Wycombe has been banned from the roads for four years.

Arthur Giles, aged 77, was at more than double the legal limit in Marlow Road, Cadmore End, on December 6 last year.

When the BMW driver gave a blood alcohol test, the result showed there was 208 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his blood. The legal limit is 80 milligrams.

On June 13, the pensioner pleaded guilty to a charge of drink driving at Wycombe Magistrates' Court.

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The court heard how Giles, of Sandygate Road in Marlow, had a "history" of driving offences.

In June 2019, Giles was convicted of failing to provide officers with a specimen.

The driver's past offending resulted in a more severe driving ban, the court heard.

After hearing the evidence against Giles, the magistrates banned him from the roads for four years, meaning he will be 81 years old when he is next able to get behind the wheel.

The pensioner was also fined £246 and ordered to pay £105 in court costs.