Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms

max temp: 24°C

min temp: 18°C

Search

Felixstowe/Kirton: Drink-drivers set to learn their fate

11:30 01 January 2013

Sandra Bultitude leaving Ipswich mags court on a drink driving charge.
POSITIVE ID BY HOLLIE RAE MERRICK

Sandra Bultitude leaving Ipswich mags court on a drink driving charge. POSITIVE ID BY HOLLIE RAE MERRICK

Archant

TWO drink-drivers are waiting to discover their fate after pleading guilty to driving while over the limit.

Sandra Bultitude, of Westleton Way, Felixstowe, appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court yesterday where she admitted one count of drink driving having been caught almost three times the legal limit.

The court heard Bultitude had been seen “driving erratically” by police as she drove her Vauxhall Zafira along the Old A45 at Levington on December 9.

The 47-year-old, who represented herself during the hearing, told the court she “stupidly” drove while drunk after her 17-year-old son missed his bus home.

She said she had been drinking with friends prior to the incident.

“My son phoned me to say he had missed his bus,” she said. “He had been working and I stupidly got in the car and went to get him. It was stupid.”

When police stopped Bultitude she was found to have 102 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

District Judge Celia Dawson adjourned the case until Thursday for a pre-sentence report. She also handed Bultitude an interim driving ban and warned her that driving any vehicle would result in a more severe punishment.

In a separate case, Bernard Middleton, of Park Lane, Kirton, was caught almost four times the drink-drive limit when police spotted him driving on the A14 westbound carriageway at Trimley on December 9.

He pleaded guilty to drink driving during his appearance at magistrates court yesterday.

The court heard the 57-year-old had 130 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 35.

Michael Stephenson, for Middleton, said: “He [Middleton] said to police that he was drunk and an idiot. I don’t think anyone would disagree with that.”

His case was adjourned until 10am on January 11 for a pre-sentence report.

District Judge Dawson also handed Middleton an interim driving ban.

0 comments

Marcus Evans

Brazilian police investigating allegations of Olympic ticket-touting have released emails between a senior Irish official and Ipswich Town Football Club owner Marcus Evans.

Tower Ramparts, Ipswich, as staff poured from William Prettys works in the mid 1890s

The site of one of Ipswich’s major employers until the 1980s - Willaim Pretty’s - is now a car park, writes David Kindred.

Andrew Bloomfield took this photo of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service fighting the fire in the old Fisons building in Paper Mill Lane, Bramford.

A fire at the old Fisons building in Paper Mill Lane, Bramford, has been extinguished.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A rap-loving noisy neighbour has been taken to court for continually disturbing his Ipswich neighbours with his music.

Ben Gummer, left, at the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and EADT EU referendum debate at UCS in Ipswich

In the third of five three-minute interviews, Ipswich MP Ben Gummer reflects on the European Union referendum and what it means for the town.

Aldeburgh beach was packed with people enjoying the sun on Wednesday 24th August.
L-R Chris and Jane Linford,Jan and Ken Garratt.

With the school summer holidays drawing to an end East Anglia’s tourist hotspots are gearing up for bumper crowds looking to make the most of the bank holiday weekend.

Skye Biggs with her mum Lana Heath.

All little Skye Biggs, of Felixstowe, wants from life is a day devoted to her favourite TV character.

The winner of the Get Caught Reading competition was Amanda Williams who sent in a photo of her daughters Cahir and Eira sitting in lockers at Haverhill swimming pool.

Dozens of creative entries have been submitted into the Suffolk Libraries Get Caught Reading and Bookface competitions as a means to inspire readers.

Fire station in Princes Street, lpswich

One of two full-time appliances based at Princes Street in the town has left the station as part of the shake up of Suffolk’s fire services approved earlier this year.

St Elizabeth Hospice have revealed a new pig   Dr Trott and Nurse Honey-Cured

The Pigs Gone Wild trail has just days left to run but before we say Ta Ta Trotters, we want to know which is your favourite pig.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24