Suffolk drink-driver banned after going out to buy milk while twice the limit

Julian Ditcham with the Drager Alcotest used by Suffolk Constabulary. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Julian Ditcham with the Drager Alcotest used by Suffolk Constabulary. Picture: SIMON PARKER

A drink-driver who was twice the legal limit when caught driving to buy some milk has been banned from the road for 16 months.

Layla Wright, of Brick Kiln Hill, Boxford, near Sudbury pleaded guilty before the magistrates court in Ipswich to drink-driving on August 6.

Prosecutor David Bryant said the 35-year-old was stopped after a police officer saw her Mercedes on the A134 travelling towards Newton. It overtook two vehicles and crossed double white lines.

A breath test showed Wright, formerly a teacher in a pupil referral unit, had 70 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

Wright told the court she had run out of milk after having friends over to the family home and had gone out to buy some. She said she had left it an “hour or so” after her last drink before doing so.

In addition to her ban Wright was ordered to pay £525 in a fine, costs and a surcharge.

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