An HGV driver has been disqualified for 26 months following a collision on the A140 in Suffolk after he was found to be more than four times over the drink drive limit.

Police were called just after midnight on Sunday 2 May to reports of a single vehicle collision at Mendlesham.

A Mercedes HGV travelling southbound had left the road and crashed into a tree, blocking the carriageway.

The 28-year-old driver, Pavel Noga from Rainham in London, blew 155ugs at the roadside and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

The drink drive limit in England is 35ugs.

He was taken into custody and the evidential reading was recorded as 107ugs and he was then charged with drink driving.

On 3 May he appeared at Ipswich Magistrates Court and, as well as being disqualified from driving, he was ordered to do 160 hours unpaid work, made to pay £100 in costs and a £95 victim surcharge.