A MAN was caught driving while almost twice the legal alcohol limit.
John Desmond pleaded guilty to driving a Mercedes in a car park next to the Yew Tree pub in Havant Road, Hayling Island after drinking too much on July 1.
A test revealed Desmond’s breath contained 72 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres. The legal limit is 35mg.
Desmond, 47, from Havant Road, Hayling Island, was fined £900 and told to pay £15 to crime victims and £200 costs by Fareham magistrates.
He was banned from driving for a year. The ban could be reduced by three months if he completes a government-approved driving course.