Ipswich drink-driver tells court he will lose his job

Man admits being drunk and disorderly

Man admits being drunk and disorderly - Credit: PA

A drink-driver has told a court he will lose his job as well as his licence after being stopped in Ipswich.

Krasmir Asenov, of Rectory Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty when he appeared before the town’s magistrates to driving with excess alcohol on July 3.

Prosecutor Wayne Ablett said the 48-year-old was stopped in Grafton Way and given a roadside breath test which indicated a positive reading.

After being arrested another breath test showed Asenov had 87 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

Asenov, who listened to proceedings through a Bulgarian interpreter, said: “I would like to be able to drive my car because my work depends on it.

“Every day I have to go to work in the car.

“I really regret that mistake I have made and I will not do it again.

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“I was with friends. I hadn’t seen them for a long time.

“My friends live the other side of town. I was driving really slowly.”

Magistrates disqualified Asenov from driving for 21 months. He was also fined £300 and ordered to pay £85 costs, as well as £30 to the victims fund.