Driver four times the limit

POLICE tracked a driver who crashed his car on the A151 at West Pinchbeck and a test at his home showed he had 146 microgrammes of alcohol in breath – more than four times the legal limit of 35mcgs, magistrates heard.

Stasys Jonusass (46), of Fengate Road, West Pinchbeck, then blew 118 mcgs at the police station but failed to give the second required evidential breath sample.

Jonusass was banned from driving for two years, fined £180 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £15 victim surcharge when he pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

He was offered the chance to cut the ban by a quarter through attending a rehabilitation course but declined because he would have to pay for his own interpreter.

Jonusass pleaded guilty to driving otherwise than in accordance with his licence and received an endorsement with no separate financial penalty.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said police were called to the accident on July 10 and found the front of a Vauxhall Corsa in a hedge.

A witness told police two men had walked off towards Fengate Road and a computer check revealed the address of the vehicle’s registered keeper.

Asked in court why he didn’t supply a second breath sample, Jonusass replied through an interpreter: “I don’t know.”