Electrician handed drink drive ban

An unemployed electrician has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 12 months after he pleaded guilty yesterday to drink-driving on the A47.Ben Stocker was pulled over by police on the A47 by the Halvergate turn-off after he was caught in a police speed check in the early hours of February 28.

An unemployed electrician has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 12 months after he pleaded guilty yesterday to drink-driving on the A47.

Ben Stocker was pulled over by police on the A47 by the Halvergate turn-off after he was caught in a police speed check in the early hours of February 28.

Stocker, 21, of Scratby Road, Scratby, near Great Yarmouth, was recorded doing 85mph in a 60mph limit zone in his girlfriend's car after a night out in Norwich.

Yarmouth magistrates heard a breath test found Stocker had 51 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit being 35 micrograms.

He was also fined �150 and fined another �150 for driving his girlfriend's car without insurance.