Lorry driver was over three times drink limit

Court News.
Court News.

A self-employed lorry driver was found to be more than three times over the alcohol limit when he was tested more than eight hours after his last drink.

Vitmanas Vaskys, 49, of Station Road, Burgh le Marsh, admitted driving with excess alcohol when he appeared before Skegness Magistrates’ Court last week.

The court was told that Vaskys was involved in a collision with a motorcyclist at 3.30pm on December 6 in Station Road, Burgh le Marsh, and he gave a positive breath test to police.

He was found to have 107 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath but told officers he had had a lot to drink the night before but had not had a drink since 7am.

Mitigating, Saleem Khan said the accident had not been his fault but he was now going to lose his job as he was a self-employed lorry driver.

Barbara Newman, for the Probation Service, told the magistrates that Vaskys was not suitable for unpaid work as he had a back problem, so the magistrates imposed a fine of £250 and ordered him to pay £85 in costs and a £25 victim surcharge.

He was also disqualified from driving for two years but was offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course, which would reduce the period of disqualification by six months if successfully completed.