Drink driver more than three times limit
AN unemployed Suffolk man was caught driving while more than three times over the drink-drive limit.Jason Burt was stopped by police on November 1.A roadside breath test found him to have 122 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
AN unemployed Suffolk man was caught driving while more than three times over the drink-drive limit.
Jason Burt was stopped by police on November 1.
A roadside breath test found him to have 122 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
Burt, of Orchard End, Grundisburgh, had already pleaded guilty to a charge of driving with excess alcohol at a previous court hearing.
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Appearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court, the 36-year-old was given a 16-week suspended sentence and disqualified from driving for 32 months.
He was also ordered to carry out 140 hours of unpaid work in the community.
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Burt also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance, for which he was punished with a £50 fine and ordered to pay £20 towards court costs.
The court was told Burt had been suffering from stress and was the full time carer for his partner who suffered serious head injuries in a road accident 17 years ago.
Sentencing Burt, magistrates said his alcohol reading had been “extremely high”.
He was warned that if he did not comply with the sentence, he would be brought back before the court and sent to prison.