Suspended prison term for drink-driving

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A second time drink-driver was handed a 12 week suspended prison sentence and a four year ban by Spalding magistrates.

Alizonas Nisanovas had more than three-and-a-half times the legal limit of alcohol in breath when members of the public alerted police about him swerving the in the road and travelling the wrong way around a mini roundabout.

Nisanovas (44), of Ayscough Avenue, Spalding, pleaded guilty on November 18 to having 128 microgrammes of alcohol in breath – the legal limit is 35mcgs – when sentence was adjourned for a probation report.

At Thursday’s resumed hearing, he was given 12 weeks in prison, suspended for nine months, with nine months supervision by probation and a requirement to attend alcohol treatment for six months.

Nisanovas must also pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

When asked to comment on the offence, Nisanovas told magistrates: “What can I say? I am guilty.”

Paul Wood, prosecuting, said Nisanovas had a previous drink-drive conviction in September 2010.

Any past drink-drive conviction within ten years triggers an automatic three year ban, but magistrates extended the ban to four years because the latest reading was so high.

Nisanovas committed his latest offence in Spalding on Sunday, November 17.