MAGISTRATES have spared a man jail after he was caught with a machete.
David Keet, 31, of Mayles Lane, Knowle, was caught with the blade at junction 11 of the M27, the Fareham turn-off.
He was seen with the knife on September 28.
District judge Anne Arnold imposed a 12-week prison sentence suspended for a year at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.
Keet must complete 100 hours of unpaid work. He must pay a £115 victim surcharge and £185 prosecution costs.
The machete was forfeited and ordered to be destroyed.