Young driver banned after accident

A TEENAGER who suffered a partially severed ear when his car crashed through park railings has apologised to a court after admitting drink driving.

A TEENAGER who suffered a partially severed ear when his car crashed through park railings has apologised to a court after admitting drink driving.

Adam Aves, 19, told magistrates he was sorry for getting behind the wheel after drinking beer at a party on January 10.

Police and paramedics were called after Aves lost control of his silver Citroen ZX on London Road in Ipswich and crashed through the Chantry Park railings just before 3am.

Aves, of Montgomery Road, Ipswich, suffered the serious injury to his ear while his passenger was lucky to escape uninjured.


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The young driver was taken to Ipswich Hospital where a blood test revealed he had 116milligrammes of alcohol in 100millitres of blood. The legal limit is 80milligrammes.

During a hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court, Aves pleaded guilty to drink driving and said: “I'm sorry about it.

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“I had a couple of cans of alcohol, just some beers at a party. Me and my mate ran out of fags so we went to Tesco to get some more and on the way back I lost control.

“I just lost control because I was speeding.”

Aves admitted travelling at between 50mph and 55mph in a 40mph zone. He told the court the accident had left him contemplating how lucky he was not to be hurt more severely.

He said: “I'm very lucky. It was pretty bad.”

Prosecutor Andrea Reynolds told the court that Aves had a previous conviction for being in charge of a vehicle while having excess alcohol in his system.

On that occasion he had been sat behind the wheel of a friend's car while it was parked in a car park.

Magistrate Graham Barrett banned Aves from driving for 12 months and fined him £100. He also ordered him to pay £60 toward the court costs.

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