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Orwell Bridge driver gets 99 points on licence

Orwell Bridge, Ipswich
Image caption Vasile Ciuca, of Highfield Road in Felixstowe, was banned from the road for half a year after it emerged he has amassed 99 points on his licence

A driver built up 99 points on his licence by speeding 11 times on the same bridge over 25 days.

Vasile Ciuca, 20, of Highfield Road in Felixstowe, was banned from driving for six months after it emerged he had repeatedly broken the speed limit on Ipswich's Orwell Bridge.

Magistrates in Ipswich found Ciuca guilty in his absence of the offences, which happened in October and November.

He was also convicted of failing to tell police who the car's driver was.

For each of the 11 occasions he was caught speeding, he was given three points on his licence. He then received an additional six points for each occasion for failing to tell police information about the driver.

Ciuca, who was driving a VW Bora car at the time of the offences, was also fined £660 and ordered to pay £149 in costs.

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