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Serial drink driver working in Spalding banned for 30 months

Boston Magistrates' Court (1972095)
Boston Magistrates' Court (1972095)

A takeaway delivery man working in Spalding has been banned after it emerged that he had been arrested for drink driving three times in 13 years.

Artur Zakowski (35), of no fixed address, admitted driving with almost four times over the legal limit when he appeared before Boston magistrates on Wednesday.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said that police saw Zakowski slowing down as he drove past them on Queens Road, Spalding, at about 11.45pm on Sunday, June 17.

Zakowski, currently homeless after splitting up with his partner because of his drinking, was driving a Nissan Micra he used to deliver takeaways.

Ms Stace said that once Zakowski saw the police car, he sped up until the officers eventually stopped him and breathalysed him

Zakowski was found to have 125 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 35.

In mitigation, Zakowski said he had not drunk on the night in question but did drink heavily the night before.

Being unrepresented in court, Zakowski told magistrates that he had been sleeping in the Nissan Micra since he and his partner broke up.

But he admitted that his arrest would result in the loss of the car.

A probation report read out to magistrates said that Zakowski's 'knowledge of alcohol and driving was poor' and, in an interview with a probation officer, he had admitted to drinking alcohol every day since he was 16.

As well as receiving a 30-month driving ban, Zakowski was also given a community order and told to carry out 15 days of rehabilitation, along with six months of

alcohol treatment.

In addition, Zakowski was fined a total of £205.

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