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DRINK-DRIVER James McInnes has been banned from getting behind the wheel.

He pleaded guilty to driving a Jaguar in Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea, while he was over the legal alcohol limit.

A test revealed the 49-year-old’s breath contained 90 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

McInnes, from St David’s Road, Southsea, was fined £750. He was told to pay £15 to a fund for victims of crime and £135 in court costs.

Portsmouth magistrates banned him from driving for three years. The ban could be reduced by eight months.

But McInnes must first complete a government-approved driving course at a cost of up to £250.

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