June 20 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, June 16, 2012
A drink driver slammed into the back of a car before crashing outside a pub.
Pub-goers had to keep driver Dean Fallaize at the pub when he tried to walk off after clipping a car and hitting a bollard.
The 21-year-old drove a Ford Transit, belonging to his employers, while three-and-a-half times over the limit and lost his job after the crash.
Fallaize first hit the back of a car on Plumstead Road East when the car in front slowed down to turn into a driveway at around 5.30pm on May 7.
The woman driving the car described the van as being “all over the road”.
Fallaize, of Lefroy Road, Mile Cross, drove off, but she made a note of his registration number.
Five minutes later he clipped another car outside the Brick Pub on Belt Road, Norwich Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday.
People came out of the pub to help him, but had to stop him when he tried to walk off.
A breath test showed he had 124 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - the limit is 35mcg.
Fallaize pleaded guilty to drink driving, failing to stop after an accident and driving without care and attention.
He also admitted stealing baby clothes from Asda in Lowestoft on February 3 this year, after his estranged partner accused him of not being able to provide for his child.
Peter Spary, mitigating, said the problems started when he was prevented from seeing his child on his birthday.
Mr Spary said: “He was not allowed to have contact and he found solace in drinking.”
But he added that Fallaize was seeking help and was trying to turn his life around.
Magistrates yesterday sentenced Fallaize to 12 weeks in prison suspended for a year and banned him from driving for three years. He was also ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work.