A panel-beater’s job has been put in jeopardy after he was caught drink-driving in a supermarket car park.

Leame Thomas Hallam, of Meyler Crescent, Milford Haven, pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal alcohol limit when he appeared at Haverfordwest magistrates court on Tuesday, October 16.

Abul Hussain, prosecuting, told the court that police noticed Hallam’s Suzuki Swift revving its engine loudly and travelling at speed as it entered a Pembroke Dock supermarket car park on September 29.

Officers followed the vehicle and stopped it on Bush Street. Hallam was found to have 67mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit is 35mg.

Mr Hussain said: “They spoke with the driver who said he had been to a party and consumed alcohol that evening."

Rebecca Carter, defending, said Hallam, 30, fully accepted the facts and admitted the charge at the first opportunity.

She added that his future employment was uncertain as he currently worked as a panel- beater.

“A disqualification will impact on his employment which may be at risk.”

Hallam was banned from driving for 18 months and fined £300.

Magistrates ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £30 surcharge.