Foreign national ‘considers leaving the country’ after caught driving over the limit

A FOREIGN national banned from the road after he was caught driving over the limit said he was considering leaving the country because of the problems it will cause him.

Maciaj Wiercinski, of Margaret Drive, Boston, was disqualified from getting behind the wheel for 16 months, after he admitted being ovr the legal alcohol limit when driving on August 19.

Unrepresented, he told Boston Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday it would impact on his family life and his ability to travel to work to such an extent that he and his wife were considering moving away from the UK.

Wiercinski was stopped by police after CCTV operators suspected him of drink driving. He failed a roadside breath test and gave a reading of 60 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when he was tested at the police station. The legal limit is 35.

The 33-year-old told magistrates he had been going through a stressful time and had gone to have a few drinks, before driving home.

He said: “The only thing I can say is there are no excuses. I am fully aware that what I have done is irresponsible and absolutely pathetic. I feel ashamed.

“The consequences of this will be dramatic to me.”

As well as banning him from the road, magistrates ordered Wiercinski to pay a £300 fine, £85 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.