Portsmouth motorist handed four-year ban for drink-driving

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A DRINK-DRIVER caught behind the wheel while more than three times the legal alcohol limit has been given a four-year driving ban.

Duncan Ward was caught by police after driving a VW Golf in Mile End Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, on February 26.

A test later revealed the 32-year-old’s breath contained 114mg of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mg.

Ward, from Leigh Road, Wimborne, Dorset, was fined £350 by Portsmouth magistrates.

He was also told to pay £385 in court costs and £15 into a fund for victims of crime.

Magistrates banned Ward from driving for four years.

The driving ban could be reduced by a year but Ward would have to pay and complete a government-approved driving course by January 2014 for it to be cut.