Ipswich teen banned for driving ‘a bit drunk’ on provisional licence, without insurance or MOT

Renatas Kriauciunas was pulled over in Gatacre Road and found to have 49 microgrammes of alcohol in

Renatas Kriauciunas was pulled over in Gatacre Road and found to have 49 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. Picture: ANDREW MILLIGAN/PA WIRE - Credit: PA

An Ipswich teenager has been banned from driving after getting behind the wheel while over the alcohol limit and without a full licence.

Renatas Kriauciunas told Suffolk Magistrates’ Court he was “a bit drunk” when he bought a VW Golf and drove on a provisional licence, without insurance or an MOT certificate on April 11.

The 19-year-old, of Coltsfoot Road, was pulled over in Gatacre Road just after 6.45pm and found to have 49 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit being 35mcg.

He admitted the offences in court on Monday and was banned for 12 months, fined a total of £540, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £30 statutory fee towards victim services. His licence was also endorsed for driving without insurance and otherwise in accordance with provisional restrictions.

He told the court: “I was offered the vehicle for £100. I was a bit drunk and didn’t think what could happen.”

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