A DRINK driver with a “flagrant disregard for court orders” has been jailed.

Daniel Richard Rowberry, 32, of Griffiths Gardens, Ashvale, Tredegar, was caught on the town’s Whitworth Terrace on April 9 at the wheel of a Vauxhall Astra.

The defendant gave a reading of 52 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

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

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Rowberry pleaded guilty to drink driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.

These offences put him in breach of a community order for driving whilst disqualified which was imposed in January.

Newport Magistrates' Court heard how Rowberry has a “flagrant disregard for court orders and the offence was aggravated by the defendant's record of previous offending”.

He was jailed for 18 weeks and banned from driving for 42 months.