Three times convicted - but still free

ONCE, twice, three times a danger . . . but still maniac driver Christopher Thompson managed to avoid a jail sentence.Serial drink driver Thompson tried to hide from the Evening Star when he once more escaped jail – but there was no hiding the fact that he's very lucky to avoid jail.

ONCE, twice, three times a danger . . . but still maniac driver Christopher Thompson managed to avoid a jail sentence.

Serial drink driver Thompson tried to hide from the Evening Star when he once more escaped jail – but there was no hiding the fact that he's very lucky to avoid jail.

Despite being found nearly four times over the limit and already serving a three-year driving ban, magistrates at Ipswich decided that Thompson should be punished in the community rather than in prison.

Even his solicitor admitted that Thompson deserved to go to jail after his third drink-driving conviction in five years.

His case comes just three days after drink driver Stephen Carroll also escaped jail after driving at a policeman and leading officers on a high speed chase while being twice over the legal limit, before smashing into a wall.

For full details see tonight's Evening Star.

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