Lithuanian drink driver banned for 18 months less than a week after arriving in Felixstowe

Ipswich Magistrates Court Stock Image.

Ipswich Magistrates Court Stock Image. - Credit: Gregg Brown

A 26-year-old man from Lithuania who has been in the country less than a week has been banned from driving after pleading guilty to drink driving.

Darius Feleckevicius, who has no fixed address in the UK but is staying at a Felixstowe hotel, was stopped by police at 1.55am on Sunday, September 3 while driving a gold VW Passat in Hamilton Road, Felixstowe.

Police at the scene said he smelt of alcohol and a roadside breath test proved positive.

He was arrested and at the police station provided two further positive breath samples, the lowest of which was 67 microgrammes per 100ml of breath – almost twice the legal limit.

At South East Suffolk Magistrates Court, Feleckevicius pleaded guilty to drink driving, and was banned for 18 months.


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Feleckevicius was also ordered to pay a £400 fine, £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £40.

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