Drink-drivers fined $1,000
Two motorcyclists were fined $1,000 each and banned from the roads for 18 months after they were caught in separate incidents at the same roadside breath-test checkpoint.
Reggie Lowe, 34, and Rahiem Steede, 24, both pleaded guilty to impaired driving yesterday.
Magistrates’ Court heard that Lowe was stopped at a breath test checkpoint on Middle Road, Southampton, on June 15.
Lowe, from Southampton, told officers: “I had a couple of drinks, but I’m not drunk.”
A breath test showed that Lowe had 168 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood — more than twice the legal limit of 80mg/100ml.
Steede, also from Southampton, was pulled over soon after Lowe. He told police: “I’ve had three drinks.”
A breath test showed that he had 147 milligrams of alcohol in every 100 millilitres of blood.
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