Newtown drink-driver was more than two-and-a-half times the limit

A drink driver who was more than two-and-a-half times the limit has been banned from the road.

Matthew Spencer, aged 29, was caught behind the wheel of Vauxhall Astra in Llanfair Road, Newtown, on August 27 this year. A breathalyser test found he had 93 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg.

Spencer, of Garth Owen, Newtown, Powys, pleaded guilty at Welshpool Magistrates Court to driving a motor vehicle when above the alcohol limit.

He was disqualified from driving for 23 months and handed a two-year community order, including 180 hours of unpaid work. Spencer was also ordered to pay £199 in costs.

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