A van driver was found to be almost twice over the drink drive limit after being clocked doing 91mph on the A47. 

Nicholas Frew, 39, was caught during police speed checks on the Norwich southern bypass at Colney on March 3 this year. 

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Officers who pulled over the plumber saw beer bottle tops fall out when they opened the door of his Renault van.

He gave a roadside breath test recording of 65mg - the legal limit for alcohol is 35.

Eastern Daily Press: Frew was clocked speeding on the A47 at ColneyFrew was clocked speeding on the A47 at Colney (Image: Google)

Norwich Magistrates' Court heard he faced a mandatory three year disqualification after a previous conviction for drink driving in 2013.

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Frew, of Lord Nelson Drive in Norwich, had previously pleaded guilty in June to both speeding and drink driving. 

However he was arrested on September 16 after failing to attend a hearing at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court to consider an application for ‘special reasons’ defence over claims he was the victim of spiking. 

David Foulkes, mitigating, told the court he was no longer claiming someone had spiked his coffee.

District judge David Wilson banned him from driving for three years and ordered he pay fines and costs totalling £900.