Heacham man caught drink-driving

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It was not such a happy new year for David McKenna when he was caught drink-driving.

Police pulled the 46-year-old’s Jeep over on the A149 at Heacham at around 7pm on January 2 after witnessing the vehicle swerving across the road.

McKenna appeared before Lynn magistrates today and admitted comitting the offence.

Fergus Harold, prosecuting, said the police officer who stopped McKenna could smell alcohol on his breath.

A breath test later revealed 46 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath; the legal limit is 35.

McKenna, of Foreman Close, Heacham, was fined £400 for the offence, and ordered to pay a total of £125 in costs. He was also banned from driving for 12 months.

n Lukas Dembrauskas, 21, of Westmark, Fairstead, Lynn, also admitted drink-driving when he appeared in the same court today.

The Lithuanian, who has lived in England for 10 years, was stopped by police on the A47 in Lynn just after 1am on January 6.

A breath test revealed 48 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

He was fined £120 with £105 costs, and banned from driving for 12 months.