Driver was three times drink-drive limit

A RAMSEY man was caught driving through the town while three times the drink-drive limit. Kazimerz Michalczyk, 38, from Hawthorn Road, was seen by police driving his red Renault on Field Road at 8.50pm on March 20. John Nooijen, prosecuting, said the off

A RAMSEY man was caught driving through the town while three times the drink-drive limit.

Kazimerz Michalczyk, 38, from Hawthorn Road, was seen by police driving his red Renault on Field Road at 8.50pm on March 20.

John Nooijen, prosecuting, said the officers could smell alcohol on Michalczyk and a breath test showed him to have 115 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath. The legal drink drive limit is 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

Michalczyk pleaded guilty to drink driving at Huntingdon Magistrates' Court last Wednesday (April 1).


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David Potter, representing Michalczyk, said: "He had been drinking the night before at a friend's house and had had a couple of drinks that day and had to drive home because he could not get a lift.

"There is no suggestion of bad driving and he does not drink every day but he did think it was OK to drive on this occasion and he apologises to the court for this behaviour."

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Magistrates ordered Michalczyk to complete 40 hours of community service while under supervision for 12 months. He was banned from driving for 28 months with the possibility of reducing that by seven months if he completes a drink-driver rehabilitation programme by November 2010.

Michalczyk was also ordered to pay �60 costs.

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