Man charged with driving in Spalding when more than four times over alcohol limit

Lincoln Magistrates Court where Anatolijs Zelenkovs was told not to sit in the front seat of any motor vehicle as part of being remanded on conditional bail on charges of Driving with Excess Alcohol, Driving Whilst Disqualified and Driving Without Insurance in Spalding on Monday. Photo supplied.

A man charged with driving in Spalding when more than four times over the legal limit has appeared in court.

Anatolijs Zelenkovs (44), of Hannam Boulevard, Spalding, was told by Lincoln magistrates on Tuesday not to sit in the front seat of any motor vehicle as part of being remanded on conditional bail until trial after Easter.

Zelenkovs was stopped by police while driving along Ayscough Avenue on Monday when he gave an initial roadside breath test showing 215mcgs of alcohol per 100mls of breath, more than six times over the legal limit of 35mcgs.

A later breath test showed Zelenkovs to have 146 mcgs of alcohol in his breath for which he was charged, along with driving a Citroen Xsara Picasso whilst disqualified and without insurance.

Inspector Gareth Boxall, neighbourhood policing inspector for South Holland, said: “It is important to point out that the roadside reading is not evidential and does not form the basis of the charges faced.

“Evidential readings obtained once at the police station are often significantly lower than the roadside ones which is often due to the time that elapses between the two breath tests.”

Zelenkovs, who pleaded not guilty to all three charges, is due to appear for trial at Boston Magistrates Court on Tuesday, April 10, at 10am.

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