Drink driver banned from road

A DRIVER caught nearly three times over the alcohol limit after being spotted swerving in the road is today banned from getting behind the wheel.Jordanas Pavilionis was seen by police officers crossing over white lines in the middle of the road and when breathalysed had 99micrograms in 100ml of breath.

A DRIVER caught nearly three times over the alcohol limit after being spotted swerving in the road is today banned from getting behind the wheel.

Jordanas Pavilionis was seen by police officers crossing over white lines in the middle of the road and when breathalysed had 99micrograms in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg.

The 27-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge.

At South East Magistrates' Court yesterday, the court heard how magistrates imposed a temporary driving ban on January 18, pending the sentencing.


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The Evening Star ran a campaign to name and shame every drink-driver caught throughout December and January.

Pavilionis was caught on December 23, driving a Honda Civic on Foxhall Road at 2.10am.

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He said: “I would like to say I'm very sorry.

“I felt very lonely and distressed as I'd been left alone that night which is why I drove.”

Pavilionis, of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, was sentenced to a community order, where he must do 140 hours of unpaid work in the community.

He also got a two-year driving ban and had his licence revoked.

He was told the ban could be reduced by six months if he completes a driver's rehabilitation course by May 2008.

He was also ordered to pay £55 court costs.

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