Driver banned for drink-driving

A MOTORIST has been banned for drink driving over the limit.Augustinas Karvelis told magistrates he had only drank two glasses of beer and was driving home from a club when he was stopped by police.

A MOTORIST has been banned for drink driving over the limit.

Augustinas Karvelis told magistrates he had only drank two glasses of beer and was driving home from a club when he was stopped by police.

The 20-year-old, of Oxford Street, Ipswich, had 83 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, the legal limit is 80 milligrams.

Emma Lister, prosecuting, said police stopped his green Peugeot 306 in Princes Street, Ipswich on March 1 due to the “speed and manner” of his driving.

She said that although the roadside test was positive a second breath test at Ipswich Police Station was “inconclusive” so a blood sample was taken.

Karvelis said: “I feel very sorry about what happened.” He pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

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South East Suffolk Magistrates fined him £100 and told the agency worker to pay £75 towards court costs.

He was disqualified from driving for 12 months but told if he completed a drink drivers' rehabilitation course he could have his licence back three months earlier.