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