Teenager without licence banned

A JOBLESS teenager who does not hold a driving licence took to the road after boozing.Police followed a Vauxhall Astra driven by Lee Evans because of his "manner of driving" said Stephen Coleman, prosecuting at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

A JOBLESS teenager who does not hold a driving licence took to the road after boozing.

Police followed a Vauxhall Astra driven by Lee Evans because of his "manner of driving" said Stephen Coleman, prosecuting at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

Evans was stopped in Heather Avenue, Ipswich, on December 18 and admitted drink driving.

He is the latest to be named and shamed in The Evening Star's Christmas anti-drink driving campaign.

A breath test showed he was 56 mcg in 100 ml of breath – the legal limit is 35 mcg.

Representing himself Evans, 19, of Shackleton Road, Ipswich, told magistrates: "I have no licence at all."

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The court heard the offence put him in breach of a conditional discharge imposed in July this year for attempted theft from a telephone kiosk, which he admitted.

He was banned from driving for 18 months and fined £50 for drink driving.

Evans was also fined £50 for not having a driving licence and £100 for not having insurance, which he admitted.

He was ordered to pay a further £50 for breaching the conditional discharge.

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