A MAN stopped driving a Jaguar in the early hours of the morning was found to be over the drink drive limit and disqualified.

Blackburn magistrates heard Muzzammil Iqbal was also in breach of a suspended prison sentence imposed last year.

Iqbal, 26, of Fir Street, Nelson, pleaded guilty to driving the Jaguar X-Type in Whitehall Street, Nelson, while disqualified and without insurance and with excess alcohol. He committed the offences on March 1.

The court heard Iqbal had 41 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Iqbal was jailed for 12 weeks for the offences and a further 8 weeks of the suspended prison sentence was activated.

He was given the suspended sentence after being convicted of detaining a child without lawful authority between June 1, 2018, and June 2, 2018.

Iqbal was also banned from driving for three years after the magistrates were told it was his second drink driving offence within the 10 year qualifying period.

Nick Cassidy, defending, said at the time of the offences in March Iqbal was separated from his wife and was associating with a negative peer group.

"He had been consuming alcohol with these friends and one of them asked him to move his car round the corner," said Mr Cassidy.

"He attends court knowing he is in a very serious position."