A man has been jailed and banned from driving for 43 months after he was stopped during a roads policing operation in Leigh.

Kwaku Archeampong, 36, of no fixed address, admitted driving under the influence of alcohol and driving without insurance and a licence at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Friday, August 3.

He was jailed for eight weeks, banned and was ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge.

At around 10.50am on Thursday, August 2, we stopped Archeampong along the A13 near to Chalkwell Park.

He was arrested at the scene and tests later revealed he was two times over the drink drive limit.

In court it was revealed he had four previous convictions for drink driving.

Investigating officer PC Rob Andrews, of Essex Police’s Casualty Reduction Section, said: “Archeampong has complete disregard for the law and other peoples’ safety and has been jailed for yet another drink drive offence.

“He is a danger and does not think twice about getting into a vehicle – a potentially dangerous weapon – while intoxicated.

“There are simply no excuses for drink and drug driving. We will find you and we will bring you to court where you will be banned and possibly jailed.”