Hereford & Worcester

Ex-Worcestershire council leader Adrian Hardman banned for drink-driving

Adrian Hardman
Image caption Adrian Hardman was arrested on the night of 22 December

The former leader of Worcestershire County Council has been banned from driving for 16 months after admitting being over the alcohol limit.

Adrian Hardman, from Bredon in Worcestershire, failed a breath test in Tewkesbury on 22 December.

The 59-year-old was one-and-a-half times the legal limit, Cheltenham Magistrates' Court heard.

Last month Mr Hardman, a Conservative, apologised for his "gross misjudgement" and stood down as council leader.

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At the time, he said: "I have fallen short of the standards that I set for myself and those that I expect from my fellow Worcestershire county councillors."

He said he fully supported the drink-driving laws and would accept the punishment handed to him.

Magistrates also fined him £350.

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