West Winch teleporter driver banned from driving
A teleporter driver has been banned from the roads for an excess alcohol offence.
Trevor Burt, 36, was in a BMW when he was pulled over for a routine stop by police in Lynn’s St Ann’s Street on October 14.
He admitted to officers that he had had a couple of beers, town magistrates heard on Thursday, A roadside test showed 45 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The reading had risen to 56 by the time of an evidential test in custody. The legal limit is 35.
The court was told that Burt, who admitted drink-driving, had a previous conviction for the offence in 2009. However, this was outside the 10-year period which triggers a mandatory minimum three-year ban.
Solicitor George Sorrell said it was a pity the offence had happened because Burt had turned his life around in recent years after a difficult start to his adult life.
Burt, of Hall Lane, West Winch, was disqualified from driving for 14 months, which can be cut with completion of a drink-driver rehabilitation course.
He was also fined £500 and ordered to pay £105 costs and £50 victim surcharge.