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Drink-driver banned from the roads

A 39-year-old drink-driver has been fined and taken off the roads for 18 months.

Appearing in Magistrates’ Court this morning, Michael Clamens admitted driving on South Road in Southampton while impaired by alcohol on May 27.

The Pembroke resident also pleaded guilty to driving without a valid driver’s licence.

The court heard that Clamens was pursued by police after officers saw a car swerving over the centre line as it headed west at a high speed.

He eventually stopped near Gibbs Hill Road and told officers: “I’m sorry, I know I f***** up.”

The officers noticed signs of intoxication and asked if he had been drinking, Clamens replied: “I had a few in town with my mate.”

Clamens, who apologised in court, was fined $150 for not having a licence and $1,200 for driving while impaired.

He was also disqualified from driving all vehicles for 18 months.

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