The 26-year-old from Bude was banned from driving for nearly two years.

A Bude man who drove in Bideford while almost three times over the legal drink-drive limit has been disqualified for two years.

Christopher Edward Langdown, 26, was spotted by police at 3am on December 13 when he almost hit a parked car.

Langdown admitted that friends had bought him a number of drinks the previous evening.

He told North Devon Magistrates’ Court he was ‘very sorry’.

Langdown will also pay the court £460 and undertake a four-month employment education programme as part of a community order.