Drink-driver caught five times the limit in Portsmouth jailed

A DRIVER caught five times over the alcohol limit has been jailed.

Tuesday, 26th September 2017, 11:04 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:48 am
News from the courts.

James McGinley, 29, of Sea Mill Gardens, Southsea, was caught in Queen Street, Portsea, on July 9.

He was driving a Rover 25 without insurance or a licence.

Portsmouth magistrates heard a test revealed he had 178 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than five times the 35mg limit.

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A judge jailed him for 16 weeks and must pay a £115 victim surcharge, and banned from dricing for three years.

McGinley admitted drink-driving, driving without insurance and without a licence.

Magistrates were told there was a ‘severe impairment of driving with very high reading’ and he was jailed without a pre-sentence report as custody was ‘inevitable’.