A DAD-to-be went out to buy food to satisfy his pregnant wife’s cravings – and was caught drink driving.

Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard ex-solider Kelvin Kembo, 32, was sent out by his partner on Easter Sunday after she “developed a food craving”.

His solicitor, Gordon Hotson, told the magistrates on Monday: “The initial thought was to order something in by Deliveroo or any of the other similar delivery services, but she wanted something rather quicker than they could provide.

“Foolishly, having consumed some alcohol earlier on, he gave in and drove to by some food, only to find the shop was shut when he got there.”

He was pulled over by the police in Downside Park, Trowbridge, as a result of defects to his 2004-plate BMW and the manner of his driving once officers began to follow him.

Kembo failed a roadside breath test and, despite “trying his best”, was unable to blow hard enough for the police station intoxilyser to take a reading.

He was banned from driving in 2011 and had not re-applied for his UK licence. His previous conviction for drink driving within the last decade left him facing a three-year minimum driving ban – although the court heard he was just 16 days away from having completed the 10 year qualifying period without incident.

Kembo, of Downside Park, Trowbridge, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen and driving a vehicle without a licence or insurance.

He was given a 12-month community order with 140 hours of unpaid work, fined £120 and must pay £180 in costs and surcharge. He was banned from driving for three years.