A court has heard how a drink driver caught for the fourth time, told police he ‘drove better’ when under the influence of alcohol.

Aden Rutherford, was sentenced to six months imprisonment after pleaded guilty to drink driving, driving without insurance and while disqualified.

Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court heard how a member of the public called police after the van Rutherford was driving lost control and hit a kerb. Police arrested Rutherford after he had admitted to officers he had drunk three cans of lager.

He had previously been disqualified from driving by Stroud Magistrates’ Court in 2009 for 36 months for a similar driving offence.

Judge Joti Bopa-Rai pointed out that it was the first time Rutherford had been caught drink driving and the third time he had been caught driving without insurance.

Rutherford was sentenced to a total of six months behind bars and banned from driving for a further five years.

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