Drank after row with his wife

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DRINK-driver Redas Paukste drank because he argued with his wife.

Boston magistrates were told on Wednesday that police were called by staff at Boston College who saw the defendant’s car causing problems in the car park on Skirbeck Road.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said police arrived as the car was being driven onto Skirbeck Rod towards Fishtoft.

“The car was stopped. Paukste failed a roadside test and further analysis at the police station revealed he had 77 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

The legal limit is 35mcg,” Miss Stace said.

Paukste, 27, of Sunningdale Drive, Boston, admitted drink-driving on May 26.

Mark Hudson, representing, said he was a man of previous good character.

“He argued with his wife and then went out in his car, had a drink and was returning home.

“He can only apologise for his actions,” Me Hudson said.

Magistrates banned him from driving for 20 months with a five month reduction if he completes a rehabilitation course.

Paukste was also fined £175 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.