Loud music alerted police to drink-driver

Court news.
Court news.

Officers caught a man more than twice the legal limit after seeing his car parked up and music coming from it at 4.15am in the morning.

Ivars Koziovskis, 29, of Carver Road, Boston, appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, where, speaking through a Russian interpreter he pleaded guilty to driving while above the legal limit.

Prosecutor Marie Stace said officers had been moving along Shaw Road at 4.15am on May 3, when they saw a vehicle parked up on the hard standing next to the grass on Carlton Road.

She said music was coming from the vehicle.

An officer walked across to it, and she said, reported hearing a rear passenger shout.

She said: “The engine was running, the reversing light came on and the vehicle then began to travel slowly backwards.

“It moved around three feet, when he heard a female in the rear of the car say ‘police’.”

Koziovskis was identified as the driver and officers found a bottle of wine in the footwell behind his seat and some plastic cups containing ‘clear fluid’ were between the front seats.

Ms Stace said one of the passengers told the officers it was vodka.

She said Koziovskis was asked to provide a specimen of breath, but didn’t provide one at the roadside and so was arrested for ‘failing to provide’.

However, when he was taken to Boston Police Station, he provided a sample of breath in which the reading was 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath (legal limit 35).

She said he had no previous convictions.

Defending solicitor Andrew Goldsborough asked the court to take into account Koziovskis, a factory worker, made early guilty plea and said there was no suggestion of poor driving.

He said: “He tells me that of the morning in question he has no recollection and therefore no ability to challenge the evidence of the officer.”

Magistrates ordered Koziovski to pay a £120 fine, £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge. They also disqualified him from driving for 20 months, however, offered him the drink drive rehabilitation course which will reduce his disqualification if completed in time.