Crash driver double the limit

Court News
Court News

A crashed driver found in a field at Quadring Eaudyke – with a road sign stuck underneath his Peugeot – was more than double the drink-drive limit.

Police were called to Water Gate shortly before 4pm on May 3 when Aleksejs Korcagins (28) and a passenger were found uninjured in the car.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said a police officer smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath and he gave a positive roadside test.

Korcagins, of Harvey’s Close, Spalding, was found to have 80 microgrammes of alcohol in breath – the legal limit is 35 mcgs.

Solicitor Liz Harte, mitigating, said Korcagins was “in some distress following personal family difficulties” at the time, but wasn’t putting that forward as an excuse – it was merely an explanation.

Miss Harte said Korcagins was aware he had behaved foolishly and it would not happen again.

District judge Frank Appleyard, sitting at Boston Magistrates’ Court, banned Korcagins from driving for 20 months and fined him £260 with a £150 court charge, £20 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Korcagins, who pleaded guilty, can cut the ban by a quarter if he completes a rehabilitation course.