Ban for driver who tipped car on two wheels

IPSWICH: A drink-driver is today banned from the road after careering around Ipswich town centre and almost tipping his vehicle over.

Daniel White, who didn’t even have a licence, was more than twice the legal drink-drive limit when his girlfriend’s Peugeot 206, which he had taken without permission, went on to two wheels following the collision.

The 26-year-old was disqualified from driving for 18 months by Ipswich magistrates after admitting a string of offences at an earlier hearing.

White, of New Park Street, Colchester, pleaded guilty to drink-driving, aggravated vehicle taking, driving with no licence or insurance and possession of cannabis. In addition to his ban, White was given a 12-month community order with 60 hours’ unpaid work, and ordered to pay �85 costs.

White was arrested after a police officer saw him driving erratically near Ipswich police station in Civic Drive at around 9.30pm on October 9. The white Peugeot was seen by the pursuing officer to mount the kerb near St Matthew’s roundabout.

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The officer’s initial report said White was accelerating all the time and went in to Crown Street before indicating to turn left into Neale Street, opposite the entrance to the bus station at Electric House.

Once White had made the turn, the Peugeot veered into a Subaru Impreza, which caused his car to go on to two wheels.

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White admitted he had been drinking and that he did not have permission to drive the car. A small amount of cannabis was also found in his possession.

A subsequent breath test showed White had 79 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

n Has your family been affected by a drink-driver? E-mail or write to Star Letters, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN.

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