Man was four times limit

A 50-YEAR-old man was nearly four-times the drink-drive limit when he was stopped by police, a court heard.

Mark Dow, an unemployed carpenter from Hall Street in Long Melford, was seen driving erratically close to his home at around 6.50pm on January 26.

After being stopped in Hall Street, Gow was breath-tested and gave a reading of 138 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Dow admitted charges of driving with excess alcohol, driving without insurance and possession of a lock knife when he appeared at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

He was given an interim driving ban and released on unconditional bail until March 2, when he will be sentenced.