Grantham court: Motorist reported drink-driver in front of him

Court news.
Court news.

A 38-year-old has admitted drink-driving, after the motorist behind him reported his erratic driving to police.

Lukasc Rozycki, of Vernon Street, Grantham, pleaded guilty to having 44 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath at Alma Park Road, Grantham.

Prosecutor Marie Stace stated how at 5.40am on January 23, a driver first noticed at Ancaster that the Honda Civic in front of him was driving at excessively slow speeds, and whenever a vehicle approached in the opposite direction it would mount the grass verge.

The witness followed the Honda through Londonthorpe, before it was parked up at Alma Park Road and the defendant was seen going into a business.

The police were called and Rozycki was identified and failed the roadside breath test.

Representing himself in court and speaking through a Polish interpreter, Rozycki said that he’d had four beers the previous night, and finished drinking at about midnight.

He said that a friend was due to pick him up to take him to work for 5am, but after Rozycki overslept he decided to drive himself as he felt fine.

He added that he had gone on to the grass verge because a deer jumped out at him, and said he had been driving for 20 years and never done anything like this before.

Rozycki was disqualified from driving for 12 months, with the opportunity to reduce this by 13 weeks if he completes a drink-driver rehabilitation course. He was also fined £360, and must pay a £36 victim surcharge and £85 in prosecution costs.