A DRINK driver who has repeatedly been stopped driving while banned from driving has been jailed for eight weeks.

Martynas Morazas, 28, of Dean Street, was picked up by police driving a BMW 325 along Fleming Way.

Graham Dono, prosecuting, said Morazas was “clearly unsteady on his feet” when he was pulled over by officers at around 11.30pm on Friday, March 22.

A breathalyser test at Gablecross police station revealed he had 58 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Appearing before Swindon Magistrates' Court, Morazas pleaded guilty to drink driving and driving while disqualified.

Defending, Mark Glendenning said Morazas, had only driven to stop his drunken pal from getting in the driver’s seat: “He thought he wasn’t drunk and could take his friend home.

"He was confused as to his driving disqualification. He thought it was for two years. It’s for three years.”

Mr Glendenning added: “There’s no issue with alcohol. There’s no issue with drugs. Clearly, there is an issue with thinking.”

Jailing him for a total of eight weeks, chairman of the Swindon bench Alison Avery said: “This is your third disqualification in four years. You can’t argue you don’t understand the consequences of that.”