A 35-year-old Ilkley businessman has been hit with a 40 month ban for drink driving.

Diego Miguel Ferrera Filipe, of Claro Road, Harrogate - also known as Diogo - received the ban at Harrogate Magistrates Court on Monday, January 8.

Mr Filipe, a director of Quinta Bar and Grill Ltd, on Wells Road, had pleaded guilty to failing to provide a breath specimen for analysis after providing a positive, roadside breath test for alcohol.

As well as the driving ban he was ordered to pay more than £700 in fines and costs and to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

Mr Filipe was stopped by police in the early hours of Sunday, July 16, 2017 on the A59, near Knaresborough, after a member of the public had dialled 999 to report a car driving erratically on the A658 near Huby.

When found, Mr Filipe failed a roadside breath test and was arrested on suspicion of driving with alcohol over the specified limit.

He was then taken back to Harrogate Police Station where he failed to provide a breath specimen for analysis, and was charged with drink driving.

Mr Filipe, who had a previous conviction for drink driving in May, 2015, had been back on the road for just ten months after serving a 14 month ban for that offence.

North Yorkshire Police Traffic Constable David Minto said: "Firstly I’d like to thank the member of the public who contacted police to report Filipe’s driving.

"I’m sure her quick actions prevented a potentially devastating incident from occurring that morning.

"It’s clear to see that Filipe is a repeat offender and has not learned from his previous drink driving conviction.

"To have been stopped for the same offence after only having his licence back for ten months beggars belief.

"He clearly has no regard for the safety of others on the road, or himself.

"This sentence should be a stark reminder to him and other motorists of a like mind, that this irresponsible and selfish behaviour will not be tolerated on the roads of North Yorkshire.”