Lowestoft embedded car: Drink-driver banned and fined

Audi crashed in Lowestoft home
Image caption Lewis Richardson spent about two months in hospital after the crash

A man whose car became embedded in the side of a house in Suffolk has been banned for two years after admitting drink-driving and careless driving.

Lewis Richardson's Audi TT left the road in Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, and crashed into a family home.

Lowestoft magistrates were told the impact early on 24 March was just below where a five-year-old was sleeping.

The 22-year-old, of Pakefield, was "extremely sorry" and still suffering from serious injuries, the court heard.

He had driven his car after an argument with his girlfriend and was a man of previous good character, magistrates were told.

Richardson, of Hildesley Court , had since been to the Long Meadow Walk house to apologise to the family.

He has received treatment for speech and sight problems and depression.

The court heard the girl who was asleep in the house at the time still suffers from sleep problems.

Magistrates disqualified Richardson from driving and fined him £650.

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