Uninsured drink-driver ‘unable to stand’ after crashing car three months into UK arrival

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court, Ipswich (Stock Image). Picture GREGG BROWN

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court, Ipswich (Stock Image). Picture GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

A Lithuanian national had been in this country for just three months before crashing his uninsured car while more than three times the drink-driving limit.

Deivaras Piliukaitis, 23, was arrested after his Peugeot 308 collided with a Renault Clio, in Clay Road, Bury St Edmunds, on November 4.

Addressing magistrates in Ipswich on Monday, prosecutor Colette Harper said the Renault driver told police he suspected the other driver of being drunk.

She said officers smelled alcohol on Piliukaitis, who was “unable to stand up straight”.

Piliukaitis was found with 112 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit being 35mcg.


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Through an interpreter, the Lithuanian national, who now lives in Bury St Edmunds, told magistrates that he admitted the charges and expressed remorse.

He was disqualified for 26 months, fined £300 and ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work.

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