A WINCHESTER teenager has been banned from the road for exceeding the drink driving limit - by 10 micrograms.

Matthew Gordon Wedgewood, 19, of Downs Road, South Wonston, was caught by the police on Romsey Road on June 6.

Magistrates in Basingstoke heard that Wedgewood was in a 60-reg Toyota Aygo and gave an alcohol reading of 45 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breath, slightly above the legal limit of 35.

He was disqualified for 12 months, fined £80 and ordered to pay a £50 victim surcharge and £40 costs. The ban will be reduced by 13 weeks if he passes an approved course by January 20 2020.