A MAN who drove while more than twice over the legal drink driving limit is starting a four-month prison sentence.

Andrew Moxham, 33, of Holly Close, Sarisbury Green, pleaded guilty at Fareham Magistrates' Court to drink-driving, driving with no insurance, theft and breach of a conditional discharge.

The court heard that Moxham was breathalysed after police were tipped off that the driver of a Nissan Micra was over the limit.

Howard Phillips, prosecuting, said police tracked the car to Kings Road in Fareham, where a member of the public told them the driver was "legless''.

Mr Phillips said that, although Moxham at first denied being the driver, he later admitted that he had been.

He told magistrates that while on bail for the two driving offences, Moxham had also been caught stealing a teddy bear from Woolworths in Fareham.

Mr Phillips said Moxham told police he had taken the toy to stop a friend's baby who was with him at the time from crying.

Graham Parsons,defending, said his client had an alcohol problem, but over the years had managed to end a heroin habit and was hoping to stop drinking as well.

He said Moxham and his partner, who have three children, had just moved from a caravan into a house and Moxham was trying to turn his life round.

Magistrates sentenced Moxham to four months in prison, disqualified him from driving for three years and endorsed his licence with penalty points.