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5:00am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
A WINCHESTER drink-driver has been banned from the road for three years.
Jason Westwood, 25, of Longfield Road, Winnall, admitted driving a T-reg BMW on Botley Road, Curdridge, with excess alcohol.
Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard that he had an alcohol reading of 80 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath when stopped by police on September 1. He was more than double the legal limit.
Westwood also admitted driving without a licence, with no insurance and failing to stop when ordered by a policeman. He pleaded guilty to the criminal damage of a car window belonging to Claire Jones in St George’s Street, Winchester, on July 20.
Westwood admitted stealing 12 bottles of lager from the Co-op in High Street, Bishop’s Waltham on July 8. Magi-strates imposed a six-month alcohol treatment requirement to be overseen by the Society of St James in Basingstoke for six months. Westwood must also take part in a 20-day thinking skills programme and was ordered to pay £80 compensation and £60 victim surcharge.
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