Police chief nabs drink-driver

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POLICE chief inspector Paul Timmins arrested a suspected drink-driver in Sheep Market, Spalding, in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Prosecutor Rebecca Ritson told Spalding magistrates Normunds Vigulis had a female passenger when he was driving slowly and crossing the centre white line for no reason.

A test at the police station revealed 91 microgrammes of alcohol in breath, more than two-and-a-half times the legal limit.

Vigulis (33), of Regent Street, Spalding, was banned from driving for two years, fined £260 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £15 victim surcharge when he pleaded guilty.

Solicitor Daven Naghen said: “The only mitigation is he is very remorseful for his actions. He was going particularly slowly when the police caught him so he knew he was doing wrong.”

Mr Naghen said Vigulis is a factory worker at Morrisons but will go to Latvia in the summer because he has found a job there.