A motorcyclist who was caught riding whilst disqualified and over the drink drive limit has been jailed.

Junior Turaga, 20, from Bridport, received a 20-week prison sentence and was also given a further two-year ban from driving at Poole Magistrates' Court. 

As reported, he was caught after Dorset Police received a report of a motorcyclist who was believed to be intoxicated leaving The Trumpet Major pub in Alington Avenue in Dorchester.

The vehicle was identified as belonging to Turaga who was already disqualified from driving.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "An officer was quickly on the scene and located the vehicle in Trinity Street.

"He stopped the rider and they gave a positive reading on a roadside breath test."

Turaga was arrested and a sample of his breath revealed an alcohol level of 60 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

The motorcyclist was subsequently charged with drink driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without valid insurance on Friday, June 7, appearing at court the following day.

Sergeant Anneka Stone, of Dorchester Police, said: “We are fully aware of the dangers people riding or driving whilst under the influence pose to other road users and members of the public.

“In this case we responded quickly to identify the motorcyclist who was driving while under the influence and when he was already banned, and he was swiftly brought before the court to face the consequences of his actions.

“We will continue to respond to reports of this nature and ensure those who flout the laws of our roads are held to account.”