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Lorry driver disqualified for twenty six months

Police were called after a lorry hit a tree at Mendlesham – Photo: NSRAPT

A 28 year old lorry driver has been disqualified from driving for 26 months after admitting drink driving.

Police were called at 12:26am in the early hours of Sunday 2nd May, to reports of a single vehicle collision on the A140 at Mendlesham.

A Mercedes lorry, travelling southbound, had crashed into a tree and left the road, blocking the carriageway.

The driver, 28 year old Pavel Noga from Rainham in London, blew 155µg/100ml at the roadside and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drink driving and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

In custody the evidential reading was recorded as 107µg/100ml and Pavel was charged with drink-driving.

He appeared before Ipswich Magistrates Court on 3rd May and pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

Pavel was disqualified from driving for 26 months and was ordered to do 160 hours unpaid work. He was also made to pay £100 in costs and £95 victim charge.

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