Hampshire drink-driver, 71, gets 12-month road ban

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A 71-YEAR-OLD drink-driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel.

Robert Pearcey pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle in Southampton Road, Titchfield, while he was over the legal alcohol limit.

A test revealed his blood contained 97 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres.

The legal limit is 80mg.

Pearcey, from Apsley, Hungerford, Bursledon, was fined £150.

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

Pearcey was banned from driving for 12 months.

The ban could be reduced by three months.,

However Pearcey must first complete a government-approved driving course.

He must pay up to £250 to complete the course.