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Spalding driver was more than three times the legal alcohol limit

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A Spalding man who drove while more than three times over the legal alcohol limit, has been banned from driving and ordered to undertake unpaid work for the community.

Pedro Peres (46) of Hawthorn Bank admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared at Boston Magistrates Court.

It was said that on June 4, police were told that a man described as being 'extremely intoxicated' had been seen to get into a car and at 11.35pm police found Peres in his VW Touran in New Road.

Peres blew a positive breath test (stock image)
Peres blew a positive breath test (stock image)

The magistrates heard he was driving backwards but they were able to stop the car and he was arrested following a positive breath test, giving a later reading of 122 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath, the legal limit being 35.

Mitigating, Beris Brickles said Peres, who had no previous convictions, had been to a party at a friend's house and then to a local pub where he had been given 'shots'.

He said Peres was not a heavy drinker and soon became drunk and had been unable to find his friends or his wife and so had got back to his car and had only reversed it out of its parking bay and then back in again before the police arrived.

He said Peres was 'very remorseful' and emphasised the short distance he had driven.

Peres was ordered to undertake 150 hours of unpaid work for the community and was banned from driving for 30 months but was offered the drink drivers' rehabilitation course, which will reduce the period of the ban by 30 weeks.

He was also ordered to pay a total of £180 in court costs and charges.

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