Portsmouth drink-driver gets three-year ban

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A 64-year-old drink-driver who was almost twice the legal limit has been fined and banned from driving.

Peter Harckham was stopped by the police as he drove his Nissan Almera in Ascot Road, Copnor, Portsmouth, on August 4, after he had been drinking.

A roadside test revealed his breath contained 69 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35mg.

Harckham, of Sunningdale Road, Copnor, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He was fined £200 and ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £15 victim of crime surcharge, all within two weeks.

The magistrates also disqualified Harckham from driving for three years.