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A driver’s night out in Spalding led to police seizing his Citroen Saxo because he had no insurance – and a ban from the town’s magistrates for being over the drink-drive limit.

Zymantas Jakubsevicius (30) was stopped at 2.10am on May 19 in St Thomas’s Road, Spalding.

A breath test showed 42 microgrammes of alcohol in breath, just seven over the legal limit.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said police seized his vehicle because he had no insurance.

Solicitor Anita Toal, mitigating, said she was pretty sure Jakubsevicius would have been under the limit if he had accepted an offer to give blood or urine.

Mrs Toal said Jakubsevicius had two pints between 9pm-10pm and felt he would be safe to drive.

There was a difficulty with his insurance because the company would not accept a no claims bonus from a foreign country.

Jakubsevicius, of Turnberry, Worksop, was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £320 for the excess alcohol offence.

He can cut three months off the ban if he completes a rehabilitation course. He must pay £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge. There was no separate penalty for the insurance offence. He admitted both offences.