Drink-drive ban for erratic driver
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.