A WEST Cumbrian man was banned after police found him drink-driving while his child was a passenger.

Lee Johnston, 33, of Criffel Road, Parton, appeared at the magistrates court in Workington yesterday (Friday), and pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

Diane Jackson, prosecuting, said Johnston was stopped by police on January 31, because his car appeared to be driving over the 30mph limit in Lowca.

He was found to have 50mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit being 35mcg.

Mrs Jackson said: “Present in the vehicle was his 12-year-old daughter, which is an aggravating factor.”

Johnston, who was representing himself, said: “I’m sorry, I won’t do it again.”

Magistrates banned Johnston for 15 months, but if he successfully completes a drink-driver rehabilitation course, his ban could be reduced by 15 weeks.

He must also pay a £140 fine, £32 victim surcharge and £85 costs.