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Drink driver convicted two days after losing licence for same offence

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A photo of the seized car - provided by Cambridgeshire Constabulary
A photo of the seized car - provided by Cambridgeshire Constabulary

A drink driver has been convicted for the second time, just two days after losing his licence for a previous drink driving offence.

Raimond Glauda (24) of Norwich Road, Wisbech, was arrested at about 6.20am on Monday, November 23, in Wisbech after the Nissan X-Trail he was driving veered off the road onto a grass verge, colliding with a white Rover 25.

Upon arrival officers conducted a breath test which resulted in a sample of 110 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath; the legal limit is 35 micrograms.

Glauda was later charged, along with driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.

He appeared at Kings Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (November 26) after pleading guilty to the charges and was given a three-year driving ban.

He has also had his Nissan X-Trail seized, was ordered to pay a £260 fine as well as spend Christmas behind bars while he serves a six-week prison sentence.

PC Matt Smart said: “It is completely unacceptable to get behind the wheel of a car when you have been drinking as it can often have devastating consequences. Thankfully no one was injured, but unfortunately Glauda hadn’t learnt his lesson after losing his licence just two days before his latest arrest.

“Hopefully his time in prison will give him chance to reflect on his actions and reconsider his decision making in future.”

Throughout the Christmas season the force is raising awareness of the dangers of drink driving and educating drivers of the consequences. For more information about drink driving and the law visit www.cambs.police.uk/roadsafety/drinkdriving.asp.

If you know someone who drink-drives, or suspect someone is about to, you can report confidentially via our drink drive hotline on 0800 032 0845.

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