MANUEL ROS, the mayor of Algorfa, has been handed down a driving ban for twelve months after being found to be three times over the limit.
He was caught driving his car in the early hours of Sunday morning by local police from Benijófar on the CV-920 that links Benijófar to Rojales.
During a routine breathalyser check, he tested positive and was fined €720 before later being issued with the driving ban.
A number of politicians from the opposition Partido Popular (PP) in Algorfa have already requested his resignation, saying that he has not shown the correct example required of a public official.
A statement from Manuel Ros said: “These events were as a result of something I did in my private life and not connected with my role as mayor of the municipality.
“I am deeply sorry and I can assure you that these events will not be repeated.”