Wisbech drink-driver arrested on court appearance date
A drink-driver will be spending Christmas in jail after being convicted for a second time in as many days.
Raimond Glauda, 24, of Norwich Road, Wisbech, was more than three times the legal limit when he was arrested on the same day he was due in court for drink-driving.
He 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.
He was found to be more than three times the limit after giving a breath test 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 King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (November 26) after pleading guilty to the charges and was given a three-year driving ban.
The court also seized his Nissan X-Trail and ordered him to pay a £260 fine as well as spending Christmas behind bars while he serves a six-week prison sentence.
He had been arrested at around 12.30am on August 27 while driving a BMW in Park Avenue, Wisbech.
Glauda gave a reading of 83 microgrames in 100 millilitres of breath.
He admitted drink driving before King’s Lynn Magistrates on November 23 when he was disqualified from driving for two years.
He was fined £140 and ordered to pay £85 court costs, £20 victim surcharge and £150 criminal court charge.
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 learned 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.”
The force is raising awareness of the dangers of drink driving.
For more information visit www.cambs.police.uk/ roadsafety/drinkdriving.asp
To report a drink-driver call the hotline on 0800 032 0845.