Teenage biker banned hours after passing his test

Three pints at lunch time puts new biker over the limit

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Submitted by Visordown News on Wed, 07/03/2007 - 13:23

A TEENAGE biker has been banned from the roads after he was caught over the drink-drive limit just one day after he passed his test.

Jason Richards, 18, of Beccles, Suffolk, passed his motorbike test and the next day he was pulled over by police and found to have 44 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35. Police today said they believed the driving ban to be the quickest ever recorded in Suffolk.

Richards admitted driving while over the limit and was banned from the roads from a year, reduced to nine months if he takes part in a drink-driver rehabilitation course. He was also fined £100 and ordered to pay £60 costs when he appeared before Lowestoft Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

After the hearing Richards said he was a 'bit gutted' and felt stupid for not realising he was over the limit, three hours after having three pints at lunchtime.

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