Joyrider was drink-driving

A JOYRIDER who was caught drink-driving in a car he took has been banned from the roads for 20 months.

Tuesday, 20th September 2016, 6:13 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:42 pm

Billy Cooper, 21, of Totland Road, Gosport, was caught more than double the limit in Northern Road, Cosham, on August 12.

He was driving a Toyota Yaris. He admitted taking the vehicle without consent.

Cooper also admitted drink-driving and driving without insurance.

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A test revealed he had 99 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than the 35mg limit.

Portsmouth magistrates imposed a community order with 25 days of rehabilitation activities.

He must pay an £85 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs. There was no separate penalty for the insurance.