Warsash drink-driver was three times legal alcohol limit

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A WOMAN caught behind the wheel while three times the drink-drive limit has been ordered to get help for her alcohol dependency.

Heather Haynes, from Howerts Close, Warsash, pleaded guilty to committing the offence while driving a VW Beetle in Gosport Road, Fareham, on September 5.

A test revealed her breath contained 130 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres. The legal limit is 35mcg.

She also pleaded guilty to a charge of driving the car without any valid insurance policy.

Haynes was ordered to have six months of treatment for alcohol dependency as a resident patient by Fareham magistrates.

She was also told to take part in a programme for drink-impaired drivers for 19 sessions.

The 45-year-old was put under supervision for 12 months.

She was ordered to pay £60 to a fund for victims of crime and £85 in court costs.

Haynes was banned from getting back behind the wheel for three years.