A HAMPSHIRE restaurant boss has been caught more than three times the drink-drive limit.

Luigi Presutti, who is the director of Amalfi Restaurant and Pizzeria, in Hythe, was stopped on Above Bar Street in Southampton on March 16, a court was told.

When breathalysed by officers, he was found to have 115 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol.

The 28-year-old pleaded guilty to drink-driving during an appearance at Southampton Magistrates’ Court.

Presutti, who gave his address in court as his Hythe High Street-based restaurant, was banned from driving for 26 months.

He was also ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work and pay a victim surcharge of £85 and court costs of £85.

According to Companies House, Presutti has been the sole director of the Amalfi Restaurant – which is an Italian and seafood eatery – since February 2018.

The restaurant has been highly rated on review website Tripadvisor, with a 4.5 rating from its 174 reviews.

On the Tripadvisor website, it has been described as a “cozy restaurant with a relaxing and family atmosphere.”