Holbeach drink-driver nearly crashed into wall twice while trying to park, magistrates hear
A HOLBEACH man who nearly crashed into a wall twice was more than three times over the drink-drive limit, magistrates have heard.
Sigitas Paulauskas (47) of Barrington Gate, was stopped by police who saw him driving slowly near his home on October 14.
Marie Stace, prosecuting, told Boston Magistrates Court yesterday (Wednesday) that Paulauskas was seen entering a car park in Barrington Gate where police watched him narrowly avoid hitting a wall on two occasions.
Ms Stace said: "Police officers found two cans of beer near the car's foot pedals and, after providing a positive breath test, the defendant was arrested."
Magistrates were told that Paulauskas, who admitted driving with excess alcohol and without insurance, gave a reading of 110 microgrammes of alcohol when the legal limit is 35.
Philippa Chatterton, mitigating, said Paulauskas found it difficult to sleep whenever he worked a night shift and drank alcohol to help him do so.
"On the night in question, he had gone out to get some supplies from a local petrol station," Ms Chatterton said.
Magistrates told Paulauskas that he gave a "very high reading" and banned him from driving for 25 months.
However, he was offered a chance to take a drink drivers' rehabilitation course which would cut the ban by 25 weeks.
Paulauskas was also fined a total of £560 and ordered to pay £117 in costs and charges.
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