Ipswich teen banned for driving ‘a bit drunk’ on provisional licence, without insurance or MOT
PUBLISHED: 14:16 30 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:16 30 April 2018
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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