A DRINK driver who was banned after being more than three times over the limit has been handed a suspended sentence after being found behind the wheel of a car.

Graham Barnes, of Wanborough Close, Leigh was driving on Atherleigh Way on April 3 despite only being given a two-and-a-half year ban two months earlier.

The 60-year-old was disqualified in February for having 126 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when he was breathalysed on Kennet Way on January 30. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.

Barnes also admitted to having the right level of insurance when he was on Atherleigh Way.

Appearing at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court yesterday, Wednesday, Barnes was given a three-month sentence suspended for one year.

He must also carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and pay a victim services surcharges fee of £85 and court costs of £85.

The defendant has been disqualified from driving for three years and four months.