A MAN charged with two sets of driving offences has died before his case could come to court, magistrates heard last week.

Daniel Calvert, who was 54, had admitted driving a BMW in Garsdale Close, Bournemouth on May 13 with 110 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 35 micrograms.

He was then charged with failing to surrender to the custody of the court on June 12, as well as a separate charge of failing to provide a specimen of blood for analysis in the course of an investigation into whether he had committed an offence in Wimborne Road, Bournemouth on April 20.

The case was listed for magistrates at Poole on Friday, November 1.

However, prosecutors were informed that the defendant, who lived in Garsdale Close, had died.

As a result, both the failing to surrender allegation and the drink-driving matter were set aside, while the failing to provide claim was discontinued.