King’s Lynn drink-driver was giving a friend a lift, court told

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910144054
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910144054
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A man gave his friend a lift home while more than twice over the drink-drive limit, a court in Lynn has heard.

Edgaras Stankevicius, 24, of Railway Road, Lynn, pleaded guilty to drink-driving and using a vehicle without a valid test certificate during a hearing yesterday.

The court heard he was found to have 81 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath after being stopped in Austin Street, Lynn at around 3.40am on December 12. The legal limit is 35.

Mitigating solicitor Ian Graham said he had been giving a friend lift back to the Fairstead estate when he was stopped.

He said: “He accepts he made a significant error of judgement and assures me he is not going to put himself in that position again.”

He was fined a total of £335 and banned from driving for 22 months, though magistrates did offer him the chance to reduce the length of his ban by completing a rehabilitation course. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £25 victim surcharge.