Car crashes in Market Place

Court case
Court case

A cab driver suffered whiplash when a driver crashed into a concrete block in Boston Market Place and the BMW rebounded into the parked taxi.

Mantas Karcauskas, 25. had 172mcgs of alcohol in breath - almost five times the legal limit of 35mcgs - when police gave him a roadside test, magistrates were told.

But Karcauskas refused to take the evidential test at the police station, when he threatened an officer he would kick him and kill him, and was prosecuted for failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

On Wednesday, Karcauskas, of Robin Hood’s Walk, Boston, was banned from driving for 24 months, ordered to do 120 hours’ unpaid work as part of a year-long community order, and must pay £85 prosecution costs and a £60 victim surcharge. He pleaded guilty.

Magistrates will allow him to cut six months off the ban if he completes a drink-drive rehabilitation course.

Presiding magistrate Rob Skinner said: “There was evidence that you were very drunk, very aggressive at the police station and your behaviour was very bad.”

Prosecutor Shelley Wilson said Karcauskas crashed his BMW estate into the concrete block at about 8.15pm on February 27 and the car ‘rebounded into the parked taxi’. She said the taxi driver sustained ‘whiplash type injuries’ while Karcauskas was seen ‘slumped over the wheel of the BMW’.

Mrs Wilson said Karcauskas tried to walk off, but witnesses pointed him out to police. He refused to supply a sample at the police station and when an officer asked him if there was a medical reason, Karcauskas said: “I was brought to the police station without reason, that’s why I am not providing. I will kick you and kill you.”

Probation officer Chris Payne told the court: “He states that he had been out with friends for a birthday celebration and got very drunk. He knows that he should not have been driving but was in such a state that he did any way.”

Solicitor Mike Alexander, mitigating, said Karcauskas was not usually aggressive and put his behaviour at the police station down to the shock of the car crash.