Drink-drive ban for er­ratic driver

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK&WORLD UPDATE -

A CITY man who drove at twice the le­gal drink-drive limit has been banned for 18 months by a judge.

Michal Bu­cior (31), of North­field Road, Dogsthorpe, Peter­bor­ough, was stopped by po­lice on June 3 af­ter they saw him driv­ing his Honda Civic er­rat­i­cally on East­field Road, East­field, Peter­bor­ough at 6am.

Po­lice of­fi­cers fol­low­ing the Civic, pulled the ve­hi­cle over and ar­rested Bu­cior.

A breath test taken at Thorpe Wood po­lice sta­tion showed he had 71mg of al­co­hol in 100ml of breath – more than twice the le­gal limit of 35mg in 100ml.

Yes­ter­day he pleaded guilty to driv­ing with ex- cess al­co­hol at Peter­bor­ough Mag­is­trates’ Court.

Giles Beau­mont, pros­e­cut­ing, told the court that Bu­cior al­ready had six points on his driv­ing li­cence.

Bu­cior, who de­fended him­self at the court hear­ing, of­fered to pay more in fines if the court let him keep his li­cence.

He said: “I would like to play a much higher fine than get a dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion, as I need my car for work.”

How­ever, District Judge Ken Sher­a­ton said he had no choice but to dis­qual­ify Bu­cior and banned him from driv­ing for 18 months.

Bu­cior was also or­dered to pay a £200 fine, costs of £85 and a vic­tim sur­charge of £15.

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