Police drove at 100mph to catch double drink-driver on A14 at Felixstowe
A two-time drink-driver was stopped after police had to drive at 100mph to catch up to him on the A14, a court heard.
Victors Sorocins, of Waldringfield Road, Brightwell, near Felixstowe, pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court driving with excess alcohol.
The court heard a breath test showed the 54-year-old had 60 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs of alcohol.
Despite this Sorocins told magistrates through a Russian interpreter he had only had a glass of wine four hours before being stopped.
Prosecutor Colette Harper said the incident occurred on November 20 when police saw a BMW 530 leave the car park at Morrison’s in Felixstowe.
The silver BMW drove off towards the Port of Felixstowe. However, it was being driven erratically.
Mrs Harper told the magistrates police drove at 100mph to get up to the vehicle which was stopped on the A14 heading towards Ipswich.
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An officer spoke to Sorocins who was breath-tested.
The court was told he had been disqualified from driving in 2010 for the same offence.
Sorocins, representing himself, said he did not think he would have any alcohol left in his system after he had finished a glass of wine four hours earlier.
He also told magistrates he did not think he was exceeding the speed limit and claimed to have been driving at 70mph.
Sorocins was disqualified from driving for 40 months.
He was also fined £300 and told to pay costs of £85, a victim surcharge of £30 and a £150 criminal courts charge.