Suffolk: Man Jailed For Drink Driving

19 June 2012, 16:00

A man has been jailed for drink driving after being stopped by Suffolk Police.

34 year old Carlos Oliveiro, from Bluebell Walk in Brandon appeared before Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court yesterday, charged with driving with excess alcohol and driving whilst disqualified.

Mr Oliveiro had been stopped by officers on Fornham Road in Bury St Edmunds at around 1.35am on Sunday 17 June after he was seen driving inappropriately. He was arrested for drink driving and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

At court Mr Oliveiro was sentenced to 14 weeks imprisonment and disqualified from driving for four years.

Suffolk Constabulary's annual month-long enforcement campaign began on Friday 1 June, during the campaign officers have been and will continue to carry out roadside checks at all times of the day and night, including first thing in the morning, as drivers are urged to think twice before getting behind the wheel the morning after drinking – when alcohol can still be in their body.

Officers will also be breath-testing anyone who is stopped for a motoring offence and anyone involved in a collision in a bid to crack down on those who flout the law.

Anyone who suspects someone they know of drink or drug driving is asked to report them immediately to the police on 101 or to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111