Southsea drink-driver gets a ban

Benjamin Surrey

Drug-driving teen spared jail by judge

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A DRINK-driver has been fined and banned from the roads.

Aaron Pearce was stopped by police as he drove a BMW on the Eastern Road in Portsmouth.

After speaking to the 19-year-old, the officers suspected he had been drinking.

A blood test revealed he had 138 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80mg.

Pearce, of Crofton Road, Southsea, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He was fined £390 and told to pay £85 in court costs and £15 into a fund for victims of crime.

The magistrates banned him from driving for 18 months.

His ban could be reduced by four months if Pearce pays £195 to go on a government-approved drink-drivers’ course.