Spalding factory worker was twice drink/drive limit
A Spalding resident has been banned from the roads for drink-driving at twice the limit.
Andrius Karecka, of Bourne Road, was stopped while behind the wheel of a Peugeot 207 in Liquorpond Street, Boston, on January 31.
He failed a roadside breath test and was arrested. In custody he blew 73 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath; the legal limit being 35.
Factory worker Karecka pleaded guilty to drink-driving.
In mitigation, solicitor Phillipa Chatterton said: “This young man had been experiencing some difficulties in his personal life. He was feeling extremely down and a friend invited him round for a drink.
“He made the mistake many people do in thinking he was OK to drive.”
Karecka was disqualified from driving for 20 months, which can be reduced with successful completion of a drink-driver rehabilitation course. He was also fined £250 and ordered to pay £85 costs and £32 victim surcharge.
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