A drink-driver who was more than twice the limit has been banned for five years and fined £1,500.

Tyler Thomas Sebastian Fayle pleaded guilty to the offence and was also ordered to take an extended test at the end of his ban and complete a drink-driving rehabilitation course.

Prosecuting advocate Barry Swain told the court that police on patrol in Peel on April 26 spoke to Fayle while he was in a BMW on Atholl Street.

The 32-year-old roofer was described as smelling of alcohol, slurring his words, and unsteady on his feet.

Fayle, who lives at Kinnish Terrace in Ballasalla, admitted he had been drinking and failed a subsequent breathalyser test.

A further test at police headquarters produced a reading of 79.

The legal limit is 35.

Defence advocate Winston Taylor said that his client largely accepted the prosecution facts, and although some were disputed, he said they were not enough to cause concern.

Mr Taylor said that Fayle had been at the Whitehouse pub and had initially asked his partner for a lift home, but she had declined.

Fayle said that he had intended to get the bus home and went to his car to get some stuff.

The advocate said that the handbrake had come off in the car which caused it to roll and mount the pavement.

Magistrates also ordered him to pay £125 prosecution costs which he will pay, along with the fine, at a rate of £50 per week.