A SOUTHAMPTON motorist has been banned from the road for driving at more than double the limit.

Sorin Vlad Dumitru, 27, of Golden Grove, was clocked doing 89mph in a 40-zone on The Avenue whilst driving a 04-reg Audi A4 on May 28.

Magistrates in Basingstoke fined him £400 with a £35 victim surcharge and £85 costs. He was disqualified from driving for six months with magistrates saying it was obligatory because of repeat offending.

He was not present in court but was convicted under the single justice procedure.