A MULLION man has been sentenced for drink driving after being found to be more than twice the legal limit. 

Liam David Lockett, aged 32, of Riviera Close, Mullion, appeared at Truro Magistrates' Court on Thursday, April 20 on one count of driving a motor vehicle with an alcohol level above the legal limit. 

The offence took place on Friday, March 31, at Hellis Wartha in Helston where Lockett was found to be driving a BMW X3 while over twice the legal limit, namely having 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. 

He pleaded guilty to the charge.

During his sentencing, Lockett was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 20 months, a sentence that is obligatory for the offence.

Lockett was also fined £120 and made to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £48, as well as made to pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

The court also noted how the defendant's guilty plea had been taken into account when imposing the sentence. 

According to the Sentencing Council, if a person is found guilty of drink driving, sentences can range from being banned from driving, fined or even sent to prison.

The police have the right to ask anyone who is driving, attempting to drive or in charge of a vehicle who they suspect has been drinking to take a breath test.

Anyone who refuses to supply a breath sample without reasonable excuse will be arrested.

If a person fails a roadside breath test, they will be taken to a police station for a second breath test. If positive, that individual will be charged with drink driving.

Failing to take the roadside test or police station test without a reasonable excuse is an offence.

The sentence imposed will depend on the severity of the offence.