Driver caught behind wheel the day after he was banned

PUBLISHED: 12:04 15 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:47 04 May 2010

A LITTLEPORT man caught behind the wheel of a car just the day after he was banned from the road for drink driving was given a one-year suspended prison sentence this week. Martin Lambillion was also given a six-month curfew order, keeping him indoors bet

A LITTLEPORT man caught behind the wheel of a car just the day after he was banned from the road for drink driving was given a one-year suspended prison sentence this week.

Martin Lambillion was also given a six-month curfew order, keeping him indoors between 8pm and 6am every day for the next six months.

He was banned from driving for four years - and Ely magistrates refused to offer him the chance to reduce the ban by taking part in a special course.

"This was your third alcohol- related offence in 10 years and so we are not offering you the chance to reduce the ban," said presiding magistrate Mary Rone.

Lambillion, 29, of Longfield Road, must carry out 100 hours of unpaid work, and was fined £200 for driving without insurance.

Lambillion had been caught drink-driving on April 28, and was given an interim driving ban on May 4, said prosecutor Flynn Jennings. He was seen driving while disqualified and without insurance on May 5.

He also admitted failing to attend court on May 9, and speeding on October 2 last year.

Solicitor Adam Hazelhurst said Lambillion had drunk four pints of beer before he made "an error of judgement" and drove home on April 28.

Lambillion had not understood the interim ban imposed on him by magistrates on May 4, he said, and was not intentionally flouting the law.

"He acknowledges he has a problem with alcohol," he added. "The vehicle has been sold, removing temptation.

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