Drink-driver was three times legal alcohol limit

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A MOTORIST caught behind the wheel while three times the legal drink-drive limit has been ordered to get help for his alcohol dependency by the courts.

David Wharton pleaded guilty to committing the offence while behind the wheel of a Fiat 500 in Cambridge Road, Landport, Portsmouth, on June 20.

A test revealed the 35-year-old’s breath contained 110 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres.

That is three times the legal drink-drive limit of 35mcg.

Wharton was recently banned from driving for three years at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He was ordered to pay £60 to a fund for victims of crime.

Wharton must also pay £85 in court costs.

He was put under supervision for a year.

Wharton, from Rowan Avenue, Hove, in East Sussex, must have treatment for his dependency on alcohol for six months.

His treatment is to be managed under the direction of the area’s probation service.