max temp: 13°C

min temp: 10°C


Woodbridge/Ipswich: Drink-drivers Malcolm Drewery and Lee Richardson lose their licences.

10:17 19 August 2014

Drink-drivers lose licences

Drink-drivers lose licences

Two drink-drivers have lost their licences after admitting getting behind the wheel when over the legal alcohol limit.


Malcolm Drewery, of Orford Road, Tunstall, near Woodbridge, pleaded guilty to being nearly twice the limit on August 2 when he appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Ipswich.

Prosecutor Colette Harper said the 60-year-old was caught by a police officer while driving a black Volkswagen in Priory Road, Snape.

The court heard members of the public had called police in relation to Drewery following problems at the village hall in Snape.

He was seen to get into a car and drive off.

Drewery was stopped at 3.55pm and breathlysed.

Tests showed he had 69 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 mcgs.

The court was told although Drewery had no previous convictions he had received two endorsements on his licence for drink driving 30 years ago.

When asked by District Judge Celia Dawson if he had anything to say, the unemployed Drewery - who represented himself said: “I’m very sorry for what I have done. I have been very, very stupid.”

Drewery was banned from driving for 20 months and fined £120. He must also pay £85 costs and £20 to the victims’ fund.

Bricklayer Lee Richardson was disqualified from driving for 12 months after pleading guilty to drink driving.

The 23-year-old, of Eustace Road, Ipswich, admitted having 40mcgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath after a police officer had followed his Citroen Saxo from Great Blakenham to Waterford Road in Ipswich at around 1.20am.

Richardson was order to pay fines and costs totalling £437.



Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Police closed Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

A man has been taken to hospital after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a van.

The accident has closed the road

A lorry driver became trapped in his vehicle after it overturned on the A1071 at Hintlesham this afternoon.

Andrew Shemming, daughter Annabelle and their dog Puzzle

She’s called Puzzle, and it is hoped the lovable Labrador will live up to her name by solving some Suffolk mysteries.

Martlesham police investigation centre

Four men arrested following the armed robbery of a Felixstowe bookmaker’s shop will not be prosecuted, police have said.

A familiar sight this year. Roadworks at the junction of Handford Road and Portman Road in Ipswich.

Temporary traffic lights were back at the junction of Portman Road and Handford Road again today . . . for the 17th time since November last year.

Police cordon off Rose Lane after the incident

A man and a woman are due to appear in court after being accused of grievous bodily harm on a young man in Ipswich town centre.

All services through Colchester are affected

All train services travelling through Colchester are facing severe disruption after the fire alarm was activated in a signal box.

Carolyn winning the Suffolk New College make-up competition in 2002.

From Hadleigh to Hollywood, Carolyn Roper has brushed shoulders with acclaimed actors, sporting legends and pop superstars.

Ipswich Hospital on Heath Road, Ipswich.

Ipswich’s hospital had its busy day of the year yesterday for admissions.

Ofsted has published its annual review of schools

Suffolk’s primary schools are outperforming the county’s secondaries, according to figures released today by Ofsted.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Local business directory

Suffolk's trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Digital Edition

Read the Ipswich Star e-edition today E-edition

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24