Three times over the limit driver banned

DRINK driver Peter Barrett was banned from the roads after being caught three times the legal limit.Barrett, 45, of Wignall Street, Lawford, was disqualified from driving for two years after admitting the offence.

DRINK driver Peter Barrett was banned from the roads after being caught three times the legal limit.

Barrett, 45, of Wignall Street, Lawford, was disqualified from driving for two years after admitting the offence.

Prosecutor Lesla Small told South East Suffolk Magistrates Court the father of four had been driving in the Brantham direction of the A137 at about 7.10pm on September 20.

He lost control of his Peugeot 505 near Tattingstone, the car clipped the grass verge and ended up straddling the road.


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Miss Small said a breath test revealed he had 103 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

Stephen Mynard, mitigating, said: "On the day he drove, Mr Barrett was very shocked by the size of the reading and it made him consider the amount he drinks."

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Barrett was given a two-year driving ban, but that will be reduced to 18 months if he attends a driving rehabilitation course.

Bench chairman David Brennan told Barrett: "We have taken into account your co-operation and your interest in reducing your alcohol intake."

Barrett was also given a one-year community rehabilitation order and had to pay £55 court costs, which he did after the hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court.

Mr Brennan warned Barrett that he would face up to six months in prison if he drove while banned.

Barrett declined to comment after the hearing.

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