A DRINK-DRIVING pensioner caught behind the wheel of a Proton Savvy while more than three times the limit has been warned all options are open for his sentencing.

Peter Morrissey, who is 77, was arrested after driving the supermini hatchback in Ashley Road, Poole on February 7 this year with 116 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of his breath.

The limit is 35 micrograms, meaning he was 3.3 times over.

Morrissey, of Sunnyhill Road, Poole, appeared at Poole Magistrates' Court this week to admit drink driving.

It is not the first time the defendant has admitted drink driving. In 2015, he appeared before magistrates to plead guilty to driving a BMW at the Branksome Chine car park with 108 micrograms of alcohol in his breath.

He was sentenced to a community order, under which he was told to have treatment for an alcohol dependency for six months and banned from the roads for 24 months.

The following year, he appeared back in the dock for driving while disqualified. His driving record was endorsed with six points.

On this occasion, Morrissey was handed an interim driving ban ahead of a sentencing hearing on March 11.

Morrissey was ordered to work with Probation Service officials on the preparation of an 'all options' pre-sentence report.