Three-year ban for driver caught outside Portsmouth International Port

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MOTORIST Christopher Hartshorne was caught driving while more than four times the drink-drive limit.

Hartshorne pleaded guilty to driving a VW Caddy van at Portsmouth International Port after drinking too much alcohol on September 13.

A test revealed his breath contained 155 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – well over the legal limit of 35mg.

Hartshorne was ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work by September 23 next year by Portsmouth magistrates.

The 39-year-old, from Queen Street, Brierley Hill in the West Midlands, was also banned from driving for three years.

The ban could be reduced by nine months on the condition that he completes a government-approved driving course by October 23, 2013.

Hartshorne must pay £195 to complete the course. No order for costs was made.