King’s Lynn drink-driver caught out by speeding round square, court hears

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A driver was over the drink limit when he caught the attention of police by speeding round a Lynn square, town magistrates have heard.

Owen Wright, 34, of Seabank Way, North Lynn, admitted drink-driving and possessing cocaine during a hearing today.

The bench heard police pursued a Vauxhall Astra being driven by Wright when they saw him travelling at speed around the Tuesday Market Place on September 17.

When they finally stopped him in All Saints Street, the officers smelled alcohol and carried out a breath test, which proved positive. Further tests showed he had 54 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

When searched after his arrest, he was also found to be carrying a wrap containing 1.68 grams of cocaine.

Mitigating solicitor George Sorrell described that as a “momentary lapse.”

Wright was fined a total of £200 and banned from driving for 15 months, though he can reduce that by completing a rehabilitation course.

He was also told to pay a £180 criminal courts charge, £50 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.