A DRINK driver who had one of the highest readings ever seen in Dorset was caught behind the wheel with a child in the car.

Russell Frost was behind the wheel of a blue Vauxhall Zafira when he was stopped in Dean Park Road, Bournemouth on August 5 this year.

The 39-year-old, who lives in Brownhill Road, South East London, was discovered to have 141 micrograms of alcohol in his breath.

The limit is 35mg, meaning Frost was more than four times the limit.

He appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court last week, where he was handed a suspended prison sentence after it was heard he has a previous conviction of a ‘similar nature’.

The defendant also had a young child in the car at the time he was caught.

Magistrates also noted that a member of the public reported his “standard of driving” to police.

Frost was sentenced to eight weeks in prison suspended for 12 months after admitting drink driving. He must also comply with a rehabilitation activity requirement for 20 days.

In addition, the offence was found to be so serious that he was ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.

Frost was also ordered to pay a £112 and £85 costs to the prosecution, as well as being given a 30-month driving ban.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: “We received a report at 7.55pm on Monday, August 5 of a suspected drink driver on Dean Park Road in Bournemouth.

“Officers attended and stopped a blue Vauxhall Zafira.

“A 39-year-old London man was arrested and subsequently charged with drink driving.”

Frost’s reading is one of the highest ever seen before a court in Dorset.

Nationally, the highest-ever reading is believed to have been given by Marcin Ziebacz, who drank 15 pints of lager before getting behind the wheel. His reading in breath was 191mg, meaning he was 5.46 times the UK drink drive limit.

Ziebacz, then 29, was sentenced to four months in prison after admitting the charge.

Drink drivers appear before magistrates in Poole every day.

Earlier this month, 63-year-old Gillian Alder, of Richmond Wood Road in Bournemouth, admitted driving a Volkswagen Polo in Howard Road on August 5 with 93 micrograms of alcohol in her breath.

She was fined £415 and ordered to pay a £41 surcharge and £85 costs.

She was also banned from the roads for 23 months.