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Trainee nurse banned from roads for drink-driving

A trainee nurse about to start at Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been banned from driving for excess alcohol.

It was just after midnight on July 31 when CCTV operators in Lynn alerted police about a possible drink-driver, town magistrates were told on Thursday.

Officers stopped a Nissan Micra in Low Road.

Driver Jack Emerson failed a roadside breath test and was arrested. In custody, he blew 60 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath; the legal limit being 35.

The 25-year-old, of Crummock Road, Norwich, pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

In mitigation, it was said that Emerson was intending to stay at a friend's house two minutes away but had "stupidly" got into the vehicle.

He would now be travelling from Norwich to the QEH each day by bus.

Emerson was disqualified for 15 months, which can be cut with successful completion of a drink-driver rehabilitation course.

He was also fined £120 and ordered to pay £50 costs and £34 victim surcharge.

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