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A BANNED driver who got back behind the wheel when he was almost four times the drink-drive limit has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Jevgenijs Pavluciks was stopped by the police as he drove a Mazda in Clarendon Road, Southsea.

A breathalyser test revealed he had 134 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.

Pavluciks tried to lie to the officers but checks showed the 28-year-old was already banned from driving for a previous offence and he did not have any insurance.

He pleaded guilty to drink-driving, obstructing a police officer, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He was given a four-month jail term suspended for a year and banned from driving for five years.

The court ordered him to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work in the next year.