Driver, 35, caught nearly five times the drink limit

A DRINK-DRIVER has been banned for 36 months.

Wednesday, 6th April 2016, 6:01 am

Rachel Curtis, 35, of Powerscourt Road, Portsmouth, was nearly five times the limit when she was caught in Epworth Road, Copnor, on December 15 last year.

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A test revealed she had 165 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg.

She was given a community order with a drink-driver’s programme, 80 hours unpaid work and 20 days of rehabilitation.

Fareham magistrates ordered her to pay £620 in prosecution costs and a £60 victim surcharge. She pleaded guilty.