A MOTORIST has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 18 months after admitting to driving whilst unfit through drink.

Graham John Milburn (50), of South Park, Slaley, admitted the charge when he appeared at South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court last Thursday.

The incident occurred in Wark on September 7.

In addition to his driving ban, Milburn was fined £400 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £40 and court costs of £85.