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Jail is looming for drink driver

PUBLISHED: 01:24 09 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:01 03 March 2010

A BANNED Ipswich motorist has been warned he could end up behind bars after admitting to drink driving.

Glen Tilley, of Robeck Road, was found to be twice the legal limit for alcohol when police in Felixstowe stopped him on November 30.

A BANNED Ipswich motorist has been warned he could end up behind bars after admitting to drink driving.

Glen Tilley, of Robeck Road, was found to be twice the legal limit for alcohol when police in Felixstowe stopped him on November 30.

At the time of being caught he was already serving a disqualification for drink driving, imposed in June 1999.

At South East Suffolk Magistrates Court yesterday the 25-year-old pleaded guilty to charges of driving with excess alcohol and driving while disqualified.

The father-of-two also admitted driving without insurance or a test certificate.

The court heard Tilley was stopped by police in Langer Road, Felixstowe, at about 9.15pm last Friday.

Andrea Reynolds, prosecuting, told the court the Austin Metro he was driving had been involved in an accident earlier that day.

She added he was later stopped after nearly causing a crash with another vehicle.

She said: "At traffic lights he made a right hand turn in front of an oncoming Volvo, the driver had to brake sharply in order to avoid a collision."

A breath test at the police station revealed Tilley measured 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

Claire Hullock, in mitigation, said Tilley had been experiencing difficulties after being injured in an attack last year.

Sentencing was adjourned by magistrates for reports to be prepared by the probation service.

He was given an interim driving ban and released on bail to return to the same court for sentencing on December 28.

N The Evening Star Name and Shame Campaign is underway once more. We aim to report every drink-driver prosecuted and convicted in Ipswich Courts in December and January.


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