Disqualified drink-driving Felixstowe 68-year-old, Bryan Doyle, is jailed after being caught for the third time in six years

Inspector Julian Ditcham breathalyses a motorist while out on patrol

Inspector Julian Ditcham breathalyses a motorist while out on patrol

A 68-year-old disqualified driver will be spending Christmas in jail after being caught drink-driving for the third time in six years.

Jailed drink-driver Bryan Doyle

Jailed drink-driver Bryan Doyle - Credit: Archant

Bryan Doyle, of Grange Road, Felixstowe, was more than twice the legal limit when he was seen at the wheel only half-way through a three-year ban he received for his second drink-drive offence.

Doyle had also been caught during a previous Suffolk Constabulary Christmas crackdown against over the limit motorists.

At his latest appearance before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court, Doyle pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol, driving while disqualified and having no vehicle insurance.

He was seen by a member of public to drive out of a private car park in Orwell Road, Felixstowe, around 3.45pm on Friday last week.

Doyle had reportedly been trying to get into the entrance to Rowan Court, but had to reverse out to try again.

He hit another vehicle on the opposite side of the road and attempted to get into the car park again, but still was not successful.

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One witness claimed during the incident Doyle’s Ford Fiesta also hit a wall, although another apparently said the car stopped short of it. Doyle was then seen to enter a flat before being detained by police, the court heard.

A breath test showed he had 80 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

Doyle had been serving a three-year driving ban he was given in July 2013 for drink-driving.

His earlier conviction came in January 2010 when he was sentenced to a 12-month disqualification after being arrested in Main Road, Kesgrave, at 1.45pm on December 21, 2009. On that occasion he described his behaviour as “irresponsible” and “shameful”.

After his latest guilty plea Doyle was jailed for eight weeks and disqualified from driving for five years. He must also pay a criminal courts charge of £150 and £80 to the victims’ fund.

Another driver caught during the Star’s Christmas drink-drive campaign was Erikas Logminas, of Fore Hamlet, Ipswich.

The 25-year-old was arrested in Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe last Sunday.

Logminas had tried to get into The Grand nightclub but was refused entry. He was then seen getting into a BMW 318. A breath test showed he had 42mcgs in 100mls of breath.

When Logminas appeared before Ipswich magistrates he admitted drink-driving, having no licence or insurance and obstructing a police officer.

He was banned for 12months and must pay £805 in fines and court charges.