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MOTORIST Austin Mitchell was caught driving while more than four times the legal alcohol limit.

The 45-year-old admitted driving a vehicle in London Road, North End, Portsmouth, after drinking too much alcohol on May 24.

A test revealed his breath contained 157 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Mitchell, of Gladys Avenue, North End, also pleaded guilty to driving the vehicle without a full licence or insurance when he was caught out.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks in jail suspended for a year by Portsmouth magistrates.

Mitchell must also complete a drink impaired drivers course for 14 sessions in the next 12 months.

He is under supervision for a year.