A CAMBRIDGE man who exposed himself in his car while drink driving has been banned from driving and order to pay £1,770.

Christopher Brunning was driving along Harvey Goodwin Avenue, Cambridge, on February 16 when a woman with two young children saw he was not wearing any trousers and was committing a lewd act.

The woman yelled to a nearby police officer who signalled for Brunning to stop but he sped off.

Cambridge Magistrates' Court heard today Brunning, of Green End, Comberton, had drunk two pints of lager and a bottle of wine before the offence.

Magistrate Rosemary Cowan disqualified the 62-year-old from driving for 20 months, sentenced him to 100 hours of unpaid work, a 12-month community order and fined him £1,670 with £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

She said: "I think you realise this is a very serious matter and there has been a risk of a custodial sentence, however, we are going to deal with this by way of a community order."

Brunning, who pleaded guilty to the charges, also asked for another incident of exposure to be taken into consideration.

Mitigating, Guy Holland said Brunning suffered from bouts of depression and alcoholism.