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Teenager in crash banned from driving

PUBLISHED: 00:10 07 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:52 03 March 2010

A SUFFOLK teenager is banned from driving today after the car he was driving careered out of control and smashed in to a brick pillar.

South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Ipswich heard how police asked Luke Stiff to take breath test when they came across an accident on the Raydon Road in Great Wenham on April 25.

A SUFFOLK teenager man is banned from driving today after the car he was driving careered out of control and smashed in to a brick pillar.

South East Suffolk Magistrates Court heard how police asked Luke Stiff to take breath test when they came across an accident on the Raydon Road in Great Wenham on April 25.

A red Peugeot 106 had smashed in to the gates of a house and completely demolished a brick pillar at around 10.40pm.

Police were called to the scene where they found Stiff, of Hadleigh Road, Raydon, and two passengers. Residents said one of the passengers was lying in the middle of the road with a suspected broken leg when they arrived at the scene.

Officers smelled alcohol on Stiff's breath and he was taken to the Ipswich police station where a test confirmed he had 56 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

At the time of the accident Jimmy Richardson, whose gates they had crashed in to, said: "They have been very, very lucky. It could have been a lot worse."

Stiff, appeared in court accompanied by his father and other relations and spoke only to confirm his name and address.

When asked if he had anything to say about the incident the 19-year-old remained silent.

He pleaded guilty to drink driving and was banned for 18 months.

He was also fined £150 and ordered to pay £60 costs.


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