Drink-driver caught three times is banned

A MAN has been banned from the road for four years after drink-driving three times.

Saturday, 27th August 2016, 5:55 am

Patrick Chaplin, 49, of Manor Road, Hayling Island, admitted drink-driving on July 3 in Manor Road, on August 20 in the same road, and again on August 7 in Station Road, Hayling Island.

On August 7 he had 70 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, double the legal limit.

A test on July 3 he had 161 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, double the 80mg legal limit.

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And on August 20 he had 80 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Magistrates handed him a 12-week prison term suspended for 12 months, with a six-month alcohol treatment, a drink-impaired driver course and 19 days of rehabilitation.

He must pay a £115 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.