Fog lights lead police to drink-driver on King’s Lynn road

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711

A drink-driver attracted the attention of police by driving along a Lynn road with his fog lights on, magistrates heard.

Algis Jurciukonas, 35, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when he appeared in court in Lynn today.

The court heard he was stopped by police on Gayton Road on July 31 and arrested when he gave a positive breath test.

Further tests showed he had 52 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Mitigating solicitor George Sorrell said: “His normal lights failed so he put his fog lights on for safety, but that wasn’t right because it wasn’t foggy. That attracted the attention of the police.”

Jurciukonas, of The Maltings, Dereham, was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £250.

He was also told to pay £85 costs and a £25 victim surcharge.