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Corporal caught drink driving after attending RAF Marham’s summer ball

An RAF corporal who attended a summer ball at an air base was caught drink-driving the following morning.

Craig Frost, 28, appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, where he admitted driving above the legal alcohol limit and speeding.

Prosecutor Sally Harris said that on the morning of August 11, Frost was pulled over by police for hesitating at a junction. Officers were based just outside of RAF Marham’s camp.

The incident happened just off of RAF Marham's campus. Picture: Google Maps
The incident happened just off of RAF Marham's campus. Picture: Google Maps

Frost had attended a summer ball at the camp the night before, and returned a breath test reading of 64mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The legal limit to drive is 35mcg.

Frost had no previous convictions and was a man of previous good character.

In mitigation, Tiffany Meredith said that police were placed just outside the camp, and that Frost was driving to a nearby food van to purchase breakfast.

“He didn’t think he would be over the limit,” said Ms Meredith.

The solicitor explained that Frost only hesitated at the junction because he saw the food van was closed, and was deliberating on where to go next.

She added that Frost has been allowed to keep his job, but committing the offence will mean that progress in his career will be delayed.

He was also caught going above the 30mph speed limit on a road in Marham, being clocked at 50mph.

“It was through a lack of attention – the road changes from a 60 to a 30 very quickly,” added Ms Meredith.

Frost, of Sentance Crescent in Boston, Lincolnshire, was disqualified from driving for 17 months.

He was also fined £527 for drink-driving, and £65 for speeding.

He will also pay a victim surcharge of £281 and court costs of £105.

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