Ban for Southsea drink-driver, 67

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A 67-YEAR-OLD drink-driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel.

William Copland pleaded guilty to driving a Nissan in Osborne Road, Southsea, while almost twice the legal alcohol limit.

A test revealed his breath contained 62 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 milllilitres. The legal limit is 35mg.

Copland, who gave the court a care of address in Festing Road, Southsea, was fined £620 by Portsmouth magistrates.

He was also ordered to pay £15 to a fund for crime victims and £85 in court costs.

Copland was banned from driving for 17 months.

The ban could be reduced by 129 days on the condition that he completes a government-approved driving course by next February.

Copland must pay a £195 fee to take part in the course.