A WEDDING car company boss caught drink-driving in a £150,000 Aston Martin has been banned from the roads.

Robert Kemp got behind the wheel of the luxury four-door sports car after assaulting a woman at his home in St Leonards.

Officers were called to the property in Cedar Avenue at around midnight on Sunday, January 12 after the victim was assaulted.

By the time they arrived, Kemp, 55, had sped off in the black Aston Martin Rapide. Kemp advertises the car in his fleet of eight vehicles, including a vintage London bus, available for engaged couples to hire on their big day.

He was arrested in Richmond Park Road, Bournemouth with 45 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

The limit is 35mg.

Last week, Kemp, formerly of Cedar Avenue but now of Pinewood Road in Ferndown, appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court to admit assaulting a woman by beating her and drink driving.

He also admitted a separate count of being drunk and disorderly in St Paul's Road, near the Asda in Bournemouth, the following night, Monday, January 13.

Magistrates sentenced him to a community order, which features a 40-day rehabilitation activity requirement.

The woman assaulted by Kemp will be protected by a restraining order until January 2021. Under the order, Kemp isn't allowed to return to the Cedar Avenue property.

He was also banned from the roads for 12 months for the drink-drive offence.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: "At around 12am on Sunday, January 12, we received a report that a woman had been assaulted by a man at an address in St Leonards.

"It was reported that the man had been drinking and had driven away from the address.

"Officers stopped the vehicle in Richmond Park Road in Bournemouth and a 55-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and drink driving."