SOUTHAMPTON man Ryan Searle has been banned from driving for 25 months by magistrates after he was caught nearly three times over the alcohol limit.

Searle, 36, of Foundry Lane, Shirley, was stopped on the A34 at Bullington Cross while in a Mazda 6.

His reading was 102mg per 100ml of breath when the legal limit is 35mg.

He was ordered to do 200 hours’ unpaid work and told to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and costs of £85.