Lee pensioner gets five-year ban

‘I just remember a white cloud and a huge, horrific noise’

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A PENSIONER has been handed a suspended jail sentence after being caught more than three times over the limit.

David Knox, of High Street, Lee-on-the-Solent, admitted drink-driving at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard it was the 79-year-old’s third offence within 10 years and there was an accident, with his driving described as ‘poor’.

He received a 17-week prison term suspended for two years.

He was stopped in Marine Parade East, Lee-on-the-Solent, on April 20. He had 121 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, around three-and-a-half times the 35mcg legal limit.

He was banned for five years and must pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

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