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Waveney District councillor Andrew Draper resigns

Andrew Draper, courtesy of Waveney District Council
Image caption Andrew Draper was fined for drink-driving and assaulting a police officer

A Waveney District councillor convicted of drink-driving has resigned.

Andrew Draper was fined £800 and banned for driving for two years in August after pleading guilty to drink-driving and assaulting a constable.

Mr Draper had stepped down from the cabinet and left the Conservatives to become an independent councillor, but has now resigned from this post.

The Worlingham ward representative said it would not be in his or the council's interests to remain.

The Conservative leader of Waveney District Council, Colin Law, said: "It was always a decision for him alone and I both accept, and agree, that this is the right thing for him to do."

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