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Spalding man's mercy mission ends in driving ban

A Spalding man driving to collect some medication for his girlfriend who had become unwell, was arrested after he was found to be over the alcohol limit, a court has been told.

Dalius Kisla (32), of Daniels Gate, who admitted the offence, was arrested after police stopped him in Spalding Road, Wyberton, in the early hours of December 22.

Kisla, who was driving a Toyota Prius, gave a reading of 51 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath, the legal limit being 35.

Prosecutor Jim Clare said a police check also revealed Kisla had no insurance to drive the car.

Mitigating, Andrew Osborne said Kisla's girlfriend had become unwell and he knew the local pharmacy was closed but found a friend who had the medication she needed, so he borrowed another friend's car to go and get it.

Kisla was fined a total of £600 and ordered to pay £117 in court costs and charges.

He was banned from driving for 14 months but was offered the drink drivers' rehabilitation course which will reduce the period of the ban by 14 weeks.

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