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

PUBLISHED: 15:05 21 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:04 21 February 2017

Drink-drivers banned (stock image)

Drink-drivers banned (stock image)

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.

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A further offence of failing to stop for a police officer was withdrawn.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

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

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