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Ban and fine for drink-driver

PUBLISHED: 10:44 05 November 2008 | UPDATED: 21:42 05 July 2010

A supermarket worker has been banned from driving for 17 months after he admitted crashing his car into a telephone pylon.

At Lowestoft Magistrates' Court yesterday, Kevin Briers admitted drink-driving after his car was found damaged next to a BT pole in Redisham Road, Weston, near Beccles.

A supermarket worker has been banned from driving for 17 months after he admitted crashing his car into a telephone pylon.

At Lowestoft Magistrates' Court yesterday, Kevin Briers admitted drink-driving after his car was found damaged next to a BT pole in Redisham Road, Weston, near Beccles.

Colette Griffiths, prosecuting, said Briers, of Pleasant Place in Beccles, had drunk five bottles of beer while visiting his sister before deciding to drive home on August 25. He told officers that he swerved to avoid an animal in the road, hit the pylon and then jogged back to Beccles. When officers found Briers at home in the early hours, he gave a reading of 64mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath - nearly twice the legal limit of 35mcg.

Lucy Brakewell, for Briers, said: “It was, as he knows, a gross error of judgment. He had lots of things on his mind.”

Briers was disqualified from driving for 17 months and ordered to pay £230 in fines and £60 costs.

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