Felixstowe drink-driver was three-and-a-half times the limit

Drink-driver in court

Drink-driver in court - Credit: PA

A drink-driver who was three-and-a-half times the legal alcohol limit has been disqualified from driving for 30 months.

Tomas Staskus, of Church Lane, Trimley St Martin, near Felixstowe, pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court to driving while above the alcohol limit.

The 26-year-old had 124 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

Staskus was caught after being seen driving a Ford Galaxy with a defective headlight by a police officer in Beach Station Road, Felixstowe, at around 12.25am on February 7.

Staskus’ vehicle was stopped in Walton Avenue.

In addition to his two-and-a-half year ban, Staskus was given a 12-month community order with a 150-hour unpaid work requirement.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and £60 to the victims’ fund.