Portchester drink-driver banned for 12-month

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DRINK-DRIVER Raymond O’Brien has been banned from the roads.

O’Brien pleaded guilty to driving a Citroen Dispatch in Wallington Way, Fareham, while over the legal alcohol limit on March 6.

A test revealed the 55-year-old’s breath contained 51 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres.

The legal limit is 35mcg.

O’Brien, from Castle View Road, Portchester, was fined £100 by Fareham magistrates.

He was also told to pay £15 to a fund for crime victims and £85 in court costs.

O’Brien was banned from driving for a year.

The ban could be reduced by three months.

However the reduction will only be made on the condition that he completes a government-approved driving course by October 21 this year.

O’Brien must pay £195 to take part in the course.