Ten-year jail term for drink-drive killer

A MURDERER who was responsible for the death of a Brothertoft moped rider while drink-driving has been jailed for ten years at Lincoln Crown Court today.

Intars Pless, 35, was revealed to have committed murder in his native Latvia after being convicted of the death of Valentina Planciunene last month.

The authorities had been in the dark about his past conviction.

Miss Planciunene, a 37-year-old factory worker, was on her way to work on February 15 when she was knocked into the path of an oncoming people carrier by Pless.

Pless drove away from the scene in the Boardsides and left Miss Planciunene, who was originally from Belarus, for dead.

Judge Sean Morris has called for Pless, who came to Britain and lived in Hilda Street in Boston after he had been released from prison, to be deported at the end of his sentence.

Pless was jailed for ten years and disqualified from driving for five years and ordered to take an extended re-test before he can get behind the wheel.

See next week’s Boston Standard for more on this story.