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A MOTORIST caught driving while twice the legal alcohol limit has been spared jail.

Jonathan Yearsley, 41, admitted committing his second drink-driving offence in 10 years by driving a Renault Laguna in Kensington Road, Portsmouth, after drinking too much. A test revealed his breath contained 99 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres.

The legal limit is 35mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

He admitted driving the car without insurance and to committing the offences while subject to a community order.

Yearsley, from Carronade Walk, Portsmouth, was sentenced to 16 weeks in jail suspended for 18 months by Portsmouth magistrates.

He was put under supervision and told to take part in a Drink Impaired Drivers Programme for 24 sessions, and also ordered to pay £55 in court costs and banned from driving for three years.