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Drink driver was acting in 'nervous manner' when stopped by police on Fen road

A Wisbech man caught drink-driving with passengers in the car has been banned for 14 months.

Mateusz Pustula, 23, was pulled over on the A1101 at Elm at about 7pm on May 15.

Prosecutor Katharine Kibrya-Dean told King’s Magistrates’ Court on Thursday: “He was acting in a nervous manner, his eyes were glazed and red and he smelt of alcohol.

King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (48097399)
King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (48097399)

“The rear-seat passengers also appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.”

Pustula failed a roadside test and was arrested. In custody he blew 48 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35.

The defendant, of Horseshoe Terrace, pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

He had drunk alcohol earlier on the day of the offence, said solicitor Charlotte Winchester in mitigation.

“He thought he would be OK to drive later but clearly he wasn’t,” she added.

Pustula was disqualified from driving for 14 months, which can be reduced by a quarter with completion of a drink-drive rehabilitation course.

He was also fined £300 and ordered to pay £105 costs and £34 victim surcharge.

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