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Man banned from driving after smash in Spalding that left five people injured


By Spalding Court Reporter


A 30-year-old driver who collided with a taxi, injuring the five occupants, has been banned from driving after admitting he was drunk at the time.

Alexandru Radu, who gave his address as Rookery Farm, Holbeach St Johns, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared before magistrates in Boston yesterday (Weds, May 16).

Boston Magistrates' Court (10206914)
Boston Magistrates' Court (10206914)

The court was told that he collided with the taxi at 10.30pm on April 13 in St Thomas' Road, Spalding, and that five people in the taxi were injured.

He was arrested and provided a breath test analysis of 65 microgrammes of alcohol, the legal limit being 35.

He told the police he had been drinking beer and vodka and that he had failed to stop in time because his brakes weren't working.

Radu, who had no previous convictions, was banned from driving for 18 months but was offered the drink drivers' rehabilitation course, which will reduce the period of the ban by 18 weeks.

He was also fined £300 and ordered to pay £115 in costs and charges.

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