Fareham drink-driver ignored ban

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A DISQUALIFIED driver who got behind the wheel while he was over the limit has been told to stay in under a curfew.

Matthew Withey ignored his driving ban after having a few drinks but he was caught by the police in Barnes Lane, Sarisbury Green.

They pulled the 39-year-old over and a roadside breathalyser test revealed he had 43 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Withey, of Trevose Way. Fareham, pleaded guilty to drink-driving, driving while disqualified and driving without any insurance when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard Withey was banned from driving at the time of the offence, on May 31, after previously being caught drink-driving.

He was given a 90-day prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

He will also have to wear an electronic tag and stay at home between 6pm and 6am everyday for 90 days.

The magistrates also disqualified Withey from driving for another three years.