MAGISTRATES handed a drink-driver a suspended sentence after hearing he was more than three times the legal limit.
Max Gale, who has a previous conviction for drink-driving, was stopped by the police in Hanway Road, Buckland, Portsmouth on September 20.
A roadside breathalyser test showed he had 126 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – well over three times the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.
Gale, of Church Road, Landport, Portsmouth, pleaded guilty to drink-driving at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.
The 27-year-old was given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for a year.
Magistrates said the suspended sentence was necessary because of the high reading and the fact that it was not the first time Gale had been caught drink-driving.
He was also banned from driving for four years and ordered to attend an employment, education and training programme run by the probation service.