Supermarket spree costs driving licence

SPEEDING around a supemarket car park while swigging beer cost a young motorist his driving licence.Simonas Galinaitis was nearly three times the legal limit during when he was stopped by police.

SPEEDING around a supemarket car park while swigging beer cost a young motorist his driving licence.

Simonas Galinaitis was nearly three times the legal limit during when he was stopped by police.

He told officers he did not speed around Tesco's car park in Martlesham despite being caught on CCTV swigging from a beer bottle while driving a Ford Mondeo car.

The 21-year-old who admitted to South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court that he did not have a driver's licence was reported to police but when they arrived at the car park he was sitting in the back of the stationary car.


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He failed a roadside breath test and 89 micrograms of alcohol were discovered in 100 millilitres of his breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms of alcohol.

Galinaitis of Paradise Place, Leiston pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol on January 5 this year.

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Lesla Small, prosecuting, said Galinaitis was a factory worker at a Leiston Industrial Estate.

District Judge David Cooper told Galinaitis to do 80 hours unpaid work for the community. He was disqualified from driving for two years and told to pay £65 court costs.

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