Drink driver was almost four-and-a-half times legal limit, court told

A COURT has heard that police, who were alerted by a member of the public about the bad driving of a Volvo, were so concerned about the high level of alcohol in the system of the driver, that they took him to the hospital rather than the police station.
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Driver was four-and-a-half times legal limit

Miroslav Siniavskij, 32, of Granville Street, Boston admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared before magistrates in the town.

Prosecuting, Jim Clare said police were notified about the manner of the driving of a Volvo on the A16 on October 4 and intercepted the car on Boston Road, Sibsey, where they saw the car was swerving across the road and crossing the centre white line.

He said a breathalyser reading was 155, almost five times the legal limit of 35, and he was arrested, but the police officers took Siniavskij to hospital rather then the police station because of the high reading.

He said he gave a blood sample at the hospital which produced a reading of 291 micrograms of alcohol, the legal limit being 80.

Mr Clare said Siniavskij had a similar conviction for excess alcohol in 2017.

Mitigating, Phiippa Chatterton said Siniavskij had fully cooperated with the police and accepted it had been an act of stupidity on his part.

She said he had now got rid of the car and had no intention of driving again in the near future.

The magistrates imposed an eight week prison sentence, suspended for two years, and banned him from driving for four years.

He was also ordered to undertake 15 rehabilitation days and carry out 100 hours of unpaid work for the community.

He was also ordered to pay £205 in court costs and charges.