Three year ban for drink-drive

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A drink-driver more than three times the legal limit was handed an unpaid work order and a three year ban.

Police arrested Jurij Romanov (36) on October 21 after his silver Mercedes swerved from side to side in London Road, Wyberton, and then “almost collided with a set of temporary traffic lights”.

Prosecutor Tracey Ross told magistrates at Boston that a reading showed Romanov had 111 microgrammes of alcohol in breath – the legal limit is 35mcgs.

Romanov, of Park Road, Boston, had a previous drink-drive conviction and was sentenced to the minimum three year ban, 150 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

The court has allowed Romanov the chance to cut his ban by nine months if he satisfactorily completes a drink-drive rehabilitation course.

Romanov pleaded guilty at a previous hearing when sentence was adjourned to Wednesday for a probation report.