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A MOTORIST caught behind the wheel while more than three times the drink-drive limit has been ordered to do unpaid work.

Michael Curtis, from Alhambra Road, Southsea, pleaded guilty to committing the offence while driving a Toyota Carina in Havant Road, Hayling Island.

A test later revealed that Curtis’ breath contained 126 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres.

The legal limit is 35mcg.

Curtis was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work in the next year by Portsmouth magistrates.

The 63-year-old was also ordered to pay £60 to a fund for victims of crime and £85 in court costs.

He was banned from getting behind the wheel for 29 months.

Magistrates decided not to fine Curtis for the offence.