Employee overslept for work after drinks with friends

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A man who overslept for work after having a drink with friends now faces costs of £865 after he was caught driving with more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

Aleksejs Susorovs, 27, of Edwin Street Boston, appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, where he pleaded guilty to driving above the legal limit, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.

Prosecutor Marie Stace, said police spotted Susorovs at 10.40pm on Friday, August 14, when his car was ‘driven away erratically’.

He was pulled over and failed the roadside breath test.

He then further blew 90 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breath (legal limit 35) back at the police station.

Defending, Carrie Simson said Susorovs had taken the train from Boston to Sleaford to visit a friend’s house, where it was noted his car was parked.

She said he had not intended to drive and was intending to catch the train back to Boston.

She said; “Consequently he had a drink with his friends.”

“However, he overslept and found he was late for work.”

She said he had got in the car and was on his way to work when he was stopped and arrested.

She said Susorovs was a man who tried to work all the shifts he was given and asked Magistrates to fine him for his offences rather than a community order as he would lose money that way.

She said: “His instructions were that he would not have time to do a community order because he works every hour that he is offered.”

She added the work he takes on is often ‘seasonal’.

Magistrates ordered Susorovs to pay two £300 fines, £85 costs, £150 criminal courts charge and £30 victim surcharge. He was disqualified from driving for 23 months.