Southsea drink-driver is banned

An exercise involving Hampshire emergency services has been held on board HMS Queen Elizabeth at HMNB Portsmouth.  Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, Hampshire Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and Portsmouth Naval Bases Emergency Response Team (ERT) were put through their paces on board the Royal Navys brand new aircraft carrier.  The ship put together a realistic harbour fire exercise with training smoke and mock casualties to test their agencies in their response and in working together to combat an emergency on an extremely unfamiliar environment.

IN PICTURES: The first major emergency training exercise on HMS Queen Elizabeth

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MOTORIST Melissa Curtis was caught driving while almost twice the legal alcohol limit.

She pleaded guilty to driving a Vauxhall Corsa in Northern Parade, Portsmouth, after drinking too much on November 20.

A test revealed the 21-year-old’s breath contained 65 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres. The legal limit is 35mg.

Curtis, of Highland Road, Southsea, was fined £350 by Portsmouth magistrates.

She was ordered to pay £85 in court costs and £15 to a fund for victims of crime.

Curtis was banned from driving for 18 months.

The driving ban could be reduced by four months on the condition that she pays to complete a government-approved driving course by November 2012.