A TEENAGER caught drink driving has been banned from the roads.

The 17-year-old, who lives in Ringwood, was caught behind the wheel of a Vauxhall on the A31 at Avon Heath on February 2.

He had 43 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The limit is 35 micrograms.

The boy, who cannot be named, appeared at the youth court in Poole earlier this week to admit drink driving.

He was fined £100 and ordered to pay a £32 surcharge and £85 costs.

He was also banned from the roads for 12 months.

Under the law, new drivers are subject to a probationary period of two years. If they receive six penalty points or more within this period their licence will be revoked and they will have to retake their driving test.

However, if a new driver is convicted of any drink driving offence and disqualified without receiving penalty points, then the law does not apply.