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Taxi driver jailed after being caught four times over the limit

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A taxi driver from Bury St Edmunds has been jailed after being found four times over the legal alcohol limit

In court prosecutors claim he was on his way to a school - something his defence team denied

46-year-old Promise Moyo was arrested after his Hyundai car was seen swerving

Promise Moyo Credit: Suffolk Police

Ipswich magistrates were told that as well the high levels of alcohol in his system a glass of alcohol was found in the front of the car.

He was jailed for 18 weeks and banned from driving for three years.

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Officers say the driver had 158 micrograms of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.

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I am completely shocked by the level of alcohol that Promise Moyo, had in his system. To get behind the wheel of a car when more than four-times the legal alcohol limit is absolutely astounding. Driving a licensed taxi cab in such circumstances clearly and directly imperils the lives of others. We in the Serious Collision Investigation Team - along with many other police colleagues - have seen too often the devastation caused by drink-driving and in my opinion it is completely reckless for anyone to take that risk.”

– Inspector Chris Hinitt

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