A care worker responsible for transporting clients has had his licence disqualified for drink driving.

David Quick, 43, of Prospect Place in Newbridge, was found double parked in the early hours of New Year's Day with his lights on and engine running on Alverton Road in Penzance.

Police officers noted that he was unsteady on his feet and smelt of liquor, and he was found to have 82 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 35mcgs.

Reading a written statement to Truro magistrates, Quick said: "I'd firstly like to apologise to the court. I fully accept that I drove over the limit, and I'm mortified that I did.

"My actions have let myself, my colleagues and the people that I support down. I'm fortunate to have kept these jobs although my hours will be reduced as one of my main responsibilities was transporting clients."

He pleaded guilty and was disqualified from driving for 20 months, reduced by 20 weeks if he undertakes a drink driving course, which Quick agreed to.

He was also fined £249 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £30 and court costs of £85.