Felixstowe drink-driver in go-kart gets another ban after third drink-drive offence

Drink-drivers banned (stock image)

Drink-drivers banned (stock image) - Credit: PA

A painter and decorator caught driving a go-kart while more than twice the drink-drive limit has been disqualified from driving.

James Ward leaving Ipswich Magistrates Court.

James Ward leaving Ipswich Magistrates Court. - Credit: Archant

James Ward, of Melford Way, Felixstowe, had previously pleaded guilty to his third drink-drive offence and his second in three years when he appeared before Ipswich magistrates.

A further offence of failing to stop for a police officer was withdrawn.

Ward, 32, was behind the wheel of a red, seven-year-old, four-wheeled kart with a petrol motor when a police officer saw him in Princes Road, Felixstowe, on November 12.

After he was stopped a roadside breath test was carried out which gave a positive reading.

A further breath test showed Ward had 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

Ward was disqualified from driving for 36 months.

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He was also fined £240 and ordered to pay £85 costs as well as £30 to the victims’ fund.