Driver faces jail after Ipswich accident

A DRUG addict who ploughed into an oncoming vehicle while undertaking a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre on a busy Ipswich road is today facing jail.Lee Brame, of Parnell Road, Ipswich, hit an oncoming jeep head on after overtaking a bus on Norwich Road at the junction of Meredith Road at around 5pm on September 9, last year.

A DRUG addict who ploughed into an oncoming vehicle while undertaking a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre on a busy Ipswich road is today facing jail.

Lee Brame, of Parnell Road, Ipswich, hit an oncoming jeep head on after overtaking a bus on Norwich Road at the junction of Meredith Road at around 5pm on September 9, last year.

The 30-year-old has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and to driving without insurance.

The male driver of the jeep suffered a sprained ankle in the collision, while a 15-year-old male passenger suffered a broken leg and finger.


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Brame also required hospital treatment and told police he had suffered fractured ribs and a punctured lung.

Both vehicles were written off in the accident.

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Appearing before Judge John Devaux at Bury St Edmunds' Crown Court today, Brame was warned he was facing a four-month spell behind bars.

However, sentencing was adjourned while three positive drug tests submitted by Brame are analysed.

He is currently subject to an 18-month drug treatment and testing order imposed in February this year.

This order was breached three times although Brame claims one of the breaches was caused by some prescribed medication he had taken.

He was unable to explain why traces of cocaine were discovered on two other occasions.

Judge Devaux adjourned sentencing for medical evidence to be provided to support Brame's claim.

He warned him not to be "encouraged" by the adjournment and ordered him to appear before Ipswich Crown Court on October 11 at 10am.

Brame is on unconditional bail but has an interim driving ban.

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