A DRIVER has been banned for a year and ordered to pay more than £1,000 after being caught over the limit.

Daniel Howson, 36, of Troydale Gardens, in Pudsey pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level was above the limit, at Leeds Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, and was sentenced on the same day.

He was caught behind the wheel of a grey Volvo V50 on Copperfield Grove, in Leeds when he was over the drink-drive limit. 

Howson gave a reading of 52 micrograms (mg) of alcohol in his breath.

The alcohol limit for drivers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 35mg per 100 millilitres of breath.

His driving ban lasts for 12 months but can be reduced by a quarter if he completes a course by June 13 next year.

The court also ordered Howson to pay £1,135 in total, which included a £750 fine, a surcharge of £85 to fund victim services and £300 in costs.