Drink-driver banned for 20 months

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A MAN almost double the drink drive limit was banned from driving for 20 months when he appeared before Spalding magistrates on Thursday.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said police were concerned about the manner of Pawel Kimak’s driving and followed him from the A17 into Saracen’s Head, where he drove at 50mph in a 40mph zone, and then on to Cackle Hill Lane, at Penny Hill, where he drove through a no entry sign.

Officers stopped the Mercedes and Kimak smelled strongly of drink.

Miss Ritson said there was an empty beer can behind the driver’s seat but Kimak told officers it wasn’t from that evening.

Kimak (26), who lives at a a caravan site in Penny Hill, pleaded guilty to driving with 69 microgrammes of alcohol in breath – the legal limit is 35mcs.

Magistrates will allow Kimak to cut five months off the ban if he completes a rehabilitation course. He was also fined £170 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £15 victim surcharge.

The court heard Kimak has no previous convictions.

Speaking through an interpreter, Kimak told magistrates: “I would like to apologise. It was irresponsible behaviour.”