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Spalding man sentenced at Boston Magistrates Court after being caught driving more than five times over legal alcohol limit

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A Spalding man was caught driving more than five times over the legal alcohol limit.

Boston Magistrates Court heard that Marcin Blaszczyk (40), of Royce Road, also refused to give an evidential breath sample at the police station.

After hearing from the Probation Service, the magistrates imposed an eight-week custodial sentence but suspended it for a year.

Boston Magistrates' Court (52993578)
Boston Magistrates' Court (52993578)

Blaszczyk was ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work for the community and banned from driving for three years, but was offered a drink drivers' rehabilitation course - which will reduce the period of his ban by nine months.

He was also ordered to pay a total of £213 in court costs and charges.

Prosecuting, Andrew Convoy said police approached Blaszczyk when his car got a puncture and mounted the pavement in Albion Street on October 23 at 1.40am.

Blaszczyk gave a positive roadside breath test that had a reading of 176 milligrams of alcohol in his breath, with the legal limit being 35.

He was arrested, but refused to give an evidential sample at the police station.

Mr Convoy said Blaszczyk had a similar conviction in 2016 when he was disqualified from driving for 18 months.

Blaszczyk told the court that he had been angry on the day because he had received a letter from his wife regarding their divorce.

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