Retained firefighter appears at court

A RETAINED firefighter crashed his car into a wall while nearly double the legal drink-drive limit, a court has heard.Gregory Osborne had drunk two or three pints of lager and drove his Honda Civic following a row with his girlfriend, Lowestoft Magistrates Court heard.

A RETAINED firefighter crashed his car into a wall while nearly double the legal drink-drive limit, a court has heard.

Gregory Osborne had drunk two or three pints of lager and drove his Honda Civic following a row with his girlfriend, Lowestoft Magistrates Court heard.

Tess James, prosecuting said: 'Two witnesses saw the defendant driving a car, which bounced off a bollard and hit a wall.'

The crash happened in Normanston Drive, Lowestoft, on March 14 and police carried out a breath test which showed Osborne had 65mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit

is 35.

Osborne, 30, of Normanston Drive, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared in court on Tuesday. He was banned from driving for 16 months, fined �375 and order to pay total costs of �15.

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The court also heard that he would now be the subject of a conduct hearing by fire service bosses.

Kevin Batch, for Osborne, said his client was a man of previous good character, who had suffered a 'moment of madness'.