Driver is given two year ban and fine

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A DRINK-DRIVER who was more than twice the legal limit has been fined and banned from the roads.

Vitaly Zinkevich was stopped by the police as he drove a Jaguar on the M275 northbound.

A breathalyser test revealed he had 91 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

The 62-year-old, of Alver Road, Kingston, Portsmouth, initially denied the offence and was due to stand trial.

But he changed his plea to guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He was disqualified from driving for two years and fined £400 with a £15 victim surcharge.

The magistrates ordered him to pay £250 in costs because of the time spent preparing for a trial.