Lorry driver over limit
AN IPSWICH lorry driver has today lost his job along with his licence after drink driving.John Potkins was nearly three times over the legal limit when he smashed his Ford Orion car into a lamppost in St Matthews Street.
AN IPSWICH lorry driver has today lost his job along with his licence after drink driving.
John Potkins was nearly three times over the legal limit when he smashed his Ford Orion car into a lamppost in St Matthews Street.
A breath test revealed Potkins, 35, of Peterhouse Close, had 92 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.
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South East Suffolk Magistrates Court heard that police found Potkins standing next to his badly damaged car on April 10.
Potkins said he was "sorry" about the incident and had not realised how much he had drunk.
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He said he was an HGV lorry driver and had been in full time employment since being released from prison, for a dissimilar matter, a year ago.
The court heard that although Potkins would be unable to drive, his employer had offered him alternative work.
Potkins was banned from driving for 24 months and ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid work for the community.