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MOTORIST Melissa Curtis was caught driving while almost twice the legal alcohol limit.

She pleaded guilty to driving a Vauxhall Corsa in Northern Parade, Portsmouth, after drinking too much on November 20.

A test revealed the 21-year-old’s breath contained 65 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres. The legal limit is 35mg.

Curtis, of Highland Road, Southsea, was fined £350 by Portsmouth magistrates.

She was ordered to pay £85 in court costs and £15 to a fund for victims of crime.

Curtis was banned from driving for 18 months.

The driving ban could be reduced by four months on the condition that she pays to complete a government-approved driving course by November 2012.