Portsmouth driver was two times over limit

David Sanderson

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A MOTORIST was caught behind the wheel while more than twice the legal alcohol limit.

Natalie Cockram, 41, of Stubbington Avenue, North End, pleaded guilty to driving a Ford Ka in London Road, North End, after drinking too much on June 27.

A test revealed her breath contained 87 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Cockram was fined £350 by Portsmouth magistrates. She was also told to pay £15 into a fund for victims of crime and £85 in court costs.

She was also banned from driving for 17 months.

However the ban could be reduced by 130 days on the condition that she pays to complete a government-approved driving course by May 28, 2012.

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