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A LORRY driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel.

Ivars Sprincis admitted driving a lorry in Flathouse Quay, Portsmouth, while more than twice the legal alcohol limit on February 7.

A test revealed the 57-year-old’s breath contained 92 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres. The legal limit is 35mg. Sprincis, from Ridgeway Avenue, Dublin, was fined £100 and told to pay £85 costs and £15 into a fund for crime victims by Portsmouth magistrates.

He was also banned from driving for 16 months.