A DRINK driver from the Yate area who was found with a knuckle-duster has been sentenced. 

David Barker, aged 61, of Algars Drive, Iron Acton, was caught by police over the alcohol limit while driving a Seat Leon in Nibley Lane, Yate on November 5 last year. 

He had 85 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath - the limit is 35.

Barker was also found to be in possession of a knuckle duster.

The case was heard at Bristol Magistrates Court on Thursday, January 4, where Barker admitted drink-driving and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

Barker was banned from driving for 16 months.

He was also fined £400 and ordered to pay a surcharge of £120 plus £85 in costs - a total of £605.