Drink driver hit kerb five times

A POLISH national living in Ipswich has been banned from the roads for two years after being caught drink driving at three times the legal limit.South East Suffolk Magistrates Court heard that Lukasz Wagrowski, 26, of Almondhayes, hit the kerb five times and mounted the pavement while being followed by an unmarked police car at around 11.

A POLISH national living in Ipswich has been banned from the roads for two years after being caught drink driving at three times the legal limit.

South East Suffolk Magistrates Court heard that Lukasz Wagrowski, 26, of Almondhayes, hit the kerb five times and mounted the pavement while being followed by an unmarked police car at around 11.30pm on Sunday.

A breath test revealed him to be three times the limit with 105 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Andrea Reynolds, prosecuting, said Wagrowski was followed into Philip Road before being stopped by police.


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Ms Reynolds said: “He was seen in contact with the kerb five times.

“He mounted the pavement before coming to stop in Philip Road.”

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Ms Reynolds told the court that during interview Wagrowski told officers he enjoyed drinking alcohol and saw “nothing wrong” with driving under the influence.

Mark Holt, defending, said Mr Wagrowski had pleaded guilty at the first available opportunity.

He added that it was not clear whether the police interview had been carried out with an interpreter present and that Mr Wagrowski's comment as to there being nothing wrong with drink driving may have been misinterpreted.

“It would be completely foolish and stupid on his part to suggest there was no problem with drink driving.”

Chairman of the magistrates, John Clements, banned Wagrowski from driving for 24 months to be reduced by six months should he successfully complete a drink drive rehabilitation programme.

He also ordered him to pay a fine of £350 and costs of £43.

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