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Southampton man admits impaired driving

A motorcyclist was banned from the roads for 18 months yesterday and fined after he admitted being involved in a collision while more than double the legal alcohol limit.

Carlos Anselmo, 53, from Southampton, pleaded guilty at Magistrates’ Court to drink-driving and driving without a licence.

The court heard that Anselmo’s motorbike collided with another bike on Tribe Road 3 in Southampton.

Police attended and suspected Anselmo had been drinking.

He was taken to Hamilton Police Station for a breath test.

Anselmo registered 177 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80mg/100ml.

Officers also found that Anselmo did not have a valid driver’s licence.

The incident occurred on May 27.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe also fined Anselmo $1,000 on the drink-driving charge and $200 for driving without a licence.

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