Portsmouth drink-driver is given ban

Increase in complaints against Hampshire police

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A DRINK-DRIVER who was twice the legal limit has been banned from the roads for 18 months.

Stuart Sturgess was stopped as he drove a Peugeot 207 in Station Street, Landport, Portsmouth, on December 16.

A breathalyser test revealed he had 71 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – just over twice the legal limit of 35mg.

Sturgess, of Hopkins Close, Paulsgrove, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

The 40-year-old was fined £100 and told to pay £100 in costs.