A MAN must pay almost £1.5k after he was caught going seven miles-per-hour above the limit.

David Hilton, 63, of Moot Gardens in Downton, was found guilty of speeding at Southampton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, March 12.

Hilton was caught going 37 miles-per-hour in a BMW 3 series along the A337, Lymington Road, in New Milton on June 25, 2022.

The road's speed limit is 30 miles-per-hour.

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Magistrates fined Hilton £591 and endorsed his driving record with three penalty points.

He was also ordered to pay Crown Prosecution Service costs of £620 and a £236 surcharge to fund victim services, bringing his total owed to £1,447.

Michael Smith, of Hill Top Close in Figheldean, was also sentenced on March 12 in Salisbury Magistrates' Court.

The 63-year-old pleaded guilty to drink driving at Lords Croft, Amesbury, on February 14, 2023.

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Smith had 73 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of his breath, the legal limit is 35mcg.

He was disqualified from driving for 20 months which can be reduced by five months if he completes an awareness course.

Smith was also fined £161 and ordered to pay £85 costs as well as a £64 surcharge.