Learner over the drink-drive limit gets court ban

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LEARNER driver Dallas Stubbs has been banned from the roads for drink-driving.

The 32-year-old, who only had a provisional licence, was stopped by the police as he drove in Rowlands Avenue, Waterlooville, on August 4.

A breathalyser test showed he had 78 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – more than twice the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.

Police checks also revealed he was driving the vehicle without any insurance.

Stubbs was due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on August 12 but didn’t show up.

When he was brought before the magistrates Stubbs, of Linnet Close, Waterlooville, pleaded guilty to drink-driving, driving without insurance and driving without a full licence.

He also admitted failing to attend court.

The magistrates fined him £525 and ordered him to pay £100 in costs.

He was told to pay the money off at a rate of £60 a week. Stubbs was also disqualified from getting behind the wheel for 18 months.