Driver was three times over alcohol limit

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POLICE arrested a drink driver more than three times the limit after watching him go round a corner on the wrong side of the road.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said police on duty at 1.35am in Station Street, Spalding, stopped Sandis Liberts in his Ford Fiesta and he later gave a sample with 112 microgrammes of alcohol in breath – the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Liberts (25), of Medlock Crescent, Spalding, was given a year-long community order with a requirement to do 180 hours’ unpaid work.

He was banned from driving for 28 months and ordered to pay £85 costs.

Liberts admitted driving with excess alcohol on July 15.

Solicitor Mike Alexander said Liberts had asked for a financial penalty rather than unpaid work because he works at least five days a week and wants to look after his children when they visit the country.

But magistrate Jane Tidswell said the offence was serious enough for a community order because the alcohol reading was so high.