Sin Bar owner banned from road after second drink-drive offence

Magistrates court Ipswich Picture: CHARLOTTE BOND

Sin Bar owner Shabbir Khan appeared at Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich (stock image) - Credit: CHARLOTTE BOND

The owner of a popular Ipswich bar has been banned from the road after being caught drink-driving for a second time.

Sin Bar owner Shabbir Khan, of Woodplace Lane, Surrey, got behind the wheel of a Mercedes E-Class while over the legal limit for alcohol on October 17, 2020, Suffolk Magistrates' Court heard on Friday.

The 46-year-old, who admitted the offence, had been pulled over in Friars Street, Ipswich.

He later gave a breath test reading of 46mg in 100ml - the limit is 35.

During Friday's hearing, Khan was also sentenced for an earlier incident of drink-driving in December 2019, where he was caught at the wheel of a BMW in Handford Road.

He had denied the offence, but was convicted by magistrates on February 24.

Khan was fined £300 and ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge, plus £105 in costs.

He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months.

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