A NEWCASTLE Emlyn motorist has been handed a 12-month ban for drink-driving.

Dawid Rutkowski, of Bryn Deri Close, Newcastle Emlyn, was driving a Renault Megan on the B43333 at Newcastle Emlyn on January 25 when he was stopped. He had 44 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared before magistrates at Aberystwyth Justice Centre, where as well as the year-long ban, he was also fined £120, along with £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.