Drink drivers behind bars

TWO men are today beginning road bans after admitting getting behind the wheel while drunk.Appearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court, Kimberley Bramble was jailed for two months after the court heard the drink-driving conviction put him in breach of a suspended sentence.

TWO men are today beginning road bans after admitting getting behind the wheel while drunk.

Appearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court, Kimberley Bramble was jailed for two months after the court heard the drink-driving conviction put him in breach of a suspended sentence.

Sarah-Jane Atkins, prosecuting, said Bramble was driving a Seat Ibiza car at 52mph in a 30mph zone in Melton Road, Woodbridge, when he was stopped by police.

She said: “Officers said he smelt of alcohol and his speech was slurred.”


You may also want to watch:


A breath test recorded 86 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 mcgs.

Ms Atkins said Bramble, 39, of Harling Way, Leiston, was convicted last month of common assault and criminal damage and had been sentenced to a four-month jail term suspended for two years.

Most Read

Ian Duckworth, mitigating, said Bramble had been an alcoholic for the past 15 years and on the evening in question had drunk four cans of strong lager and had not eaten for two days.

He asked magistrates not to jail him as he needed to care for his blind 76-year-old father.

Bramble was jailed for two months and banned from driving for two years.

Meanwhile, pensioner Charles Jordan was also banned from the road after appearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

The court heard that Jordan, 77, of Ranelagh Road, Ipswich, was found in the central reservation of the B1113 in Claydon having crashed his car.

A breath test recorded 66 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

Jordan told magistrates he usually drinks lager shandy but friends at a club he went to bought him straight lager.

“I felt quite dizzy when I got into the car but continued to drive,” he said.

Jordan was disqualified from driving for 16 months, to be reduced by four months on successful completion of a drink-drive rehabilitation programme.

He was fined £200 and ordered to pay costs of £60.

What do you think of these cases? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter