Drink-drive duo banned from the roads

TWO drink-drivers are today banned from getting behind the wheel after being caught over the limit on the roads in and around Ipswich.

TWO drink-drivers are today banned from getting behind the wheel after being caught over the limit on the roads in and around Ipswich.

Jacquline Burge was being handed a fixed penalty notice for using her mobile telephone on March 19 when police decided to carry out a roadside breath test at 10.37am in Russell Road.

Burge, of Back Hamlet, Ipswich, pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court to driving her Peugeot car with excess alcohol.

The 41-year-old had 52 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.


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Burge, of previous good character, was disqualified from driving for 15 months, fined �250 and told to pay �58 towards court costs.

She told magistrates that her husband, a company director, would pay her fine as she did not work.

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Meanwhile another drink driver has been banned from the roads for 18 months.

John Roberts, of Britannia Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to driving while nearly twice the drink-drive limit in Main Road, Martlesham on March 21.

The 53-year-old had 67 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court fined him �260, told him to pay �58 costs and disqualified him from driving.

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