Drink-drive suspect ‘panicked’ when asked to provide specimen

Court news.

Court news.

A man taken to Boston Police Station after officers suspected him of drink-driving has pleaded guilty at court to failing to provide a specimen.

Prosecutor Jim Clare, told Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday that Marcin Grzegorz Dynowski, 28, was pulled over in town at 1.45am, on January 5, after officers saw him honking his car horn at passers-by.

In a roadside breath test he blew a reading of 45 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath (legal limit 35), however, Mr Clare said that when he was taken to the station Dynowski panicked.

Mr Clare said: “He was asked to provide a specimen of breath, to which he agreed, but then as the officer gets ready he decided to fall off his chair onto the floor.”

Officers tried to get him up and an ambulance was called but staff said he was fine. Mr Clare said that at 3.14am officers were still trying to get him to provide a sample and Dynowski refused to answer questions – he was also asking to use the toilet, which he was told he could do after providing a sample.

He eventually did and blew 39 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, but failed to give a second sample.

Defending Andrew Goldsborough said Dynowski had become ‘very stressed at the situation’ and said paperwork stated he was ‘hyperventilating’ when he fell to the floor.

He said: “However, he does tell me he had no medical problems with breathing.

Dynowski, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

Magistrates gave Dynowski, formerly of Holbeach Road, Spalding, and now of Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, a £110 fine, and ordered him to pay £42 costs and £20 victim surcharge. They also disqualified him from driving for 12 months.


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