April 18 2014 Latest news:
Friday, December 20, 2013
A prolific offender who committed a string of motoring and theft offences in two Suffolk towns during a six-month period has been jailed.
Darrell Lambert, of Hawke Road in Ipswich, was also banned from driving for five years when he pleaded guilty to the charges, which included the theft of motor vehicles and making off without payment, at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Magistrates were told the offences the 27-year-old had been charged with took place in Felixstowe and Ipswich between July and December, with the majority taking place in September.
The first offence related to the theft of a Vauxhall Cavalier car in Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich, on July 17, which was followed by the theft of a moped from a pub car park in Foxhall Road on September 21.
The court was told Lambert also made off without payment from a petrol station in Anzani Avenue, Felixstowe on September 26.
That same day, he stole a truck which crashed in Landseer Road – he was later found by police and a roadside breath test revealed he had 58microgrammes of alcohol in 100millilitres of breath.
The legal limit is 35mcgs.
Lambert was also charged with the theft of a Yamaha motorcycle, which he took from outside a business premises on the Greenwich Business Park, on December 5.
Lambert pleaded guilty to the offences yesterday.
He was jailed for 16 weeks, but this was raised to 25 weeks when a previous suspended sentence was taken into account.
He was also banned from driving for five years and ordered to pay £6.20 compensation for the petrol station theft.
It is not the first time Lambert has been jailed for motoring offences, with a catalogue of car crimes dating back to when he was 13-years-old. This includes one occasion of stealing a car and driving it while drunk in 2011.