Drink driver avoids jail
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NO STAMP NEEDED - Post to: FREEPOST Age Partnership A drink driver who got behind the wheel after downing beer, whiskey and vodka has avoided being sent to prison. Romans Zigalins (33) of Alexandra Road, Peterborough, was more than three times over the limit when he was stopped by police in Park Road in the early hours of September 2 this year.
He appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court where he was given a suspended jail sentence. The court was told he was taken to Thorpe Wood Police Station, where he gave a reading of 124 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35. The court was told Zigalins, had started drinking with his partner and two friends at 8pm. He said he had four cans of beer, a double whisky and five or six shots of vodka when his friends left at 3am, and he got behind the wheel to get more booze. Zigalins was given an eight week sentence, suspended for a year, take part in a rehabilitation activity requirement, and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work. He was banned from driving for 30 months, and ordered to pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £115.