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Lowestoft driver's trail of damage

PUBLISHED: 11:15 21 June 2008 | UPDATED: 20:41 05 July 2010

A 30-YEAR-old admitted causing a trail of destruction through Lowestoft while more than twice the legal alcohol limit, hitting two cars and sending one crashing into the front of a house.

A 30-YEAR-old admitted causing a trail of destruction through Lowestoft while more than twice the legal alcohol limit, hitting two cars and sending one crashing into the front of a house.

Brendan Doran, of Hillcrest Drive, pleaded guilty at Lowestoft magistrates court on Friday to drink driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop after two collisions on May 1.

While driving his red Ford Escort along Victoria Road at about 3.45pm, Doran was witnessed veering from right to left across his lane of the road.

When a Ford Fusion car in front of him slowed to turn into a parking space, Doran failed to stop and shunted the car from behind and into the front wall of a house. It dislodged bricks and caused the radiator and sofa inside the house to be forced away from the wall. The child in the Fusion was also taken to hospital with a bruised forehead.

Doran then drove away towards the junction of Cotmer Road and Conrad Road, where he collided with a Peugeot at about 4.40pm and caused nearly £2,000 worth of damage.

He was later arrested after being found by police in a lay-by on the A146 near Morrisons in Beccles, and an empty vodka bottle was found in the car. He was breath tested at the side of the road and found to have 80 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath, more than double the legal limit of 35 micrograms.

Doran was committed to Ipswich Crown Court for sentencing at a date to be fixed and given unconditional bail.

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