Boozy mechanic's car veered in front of cops in Mansfield

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Mansfield Magistrates Court
A boozy car mechanic was more than three times over the limit when he veered across the road in front of a police car in Mansfield, a court heard.

Zbigniew Cierpial was driving a Citroen Xsara along Sutton Road, just after midnight, on February 5.

A breath test revealed he had 109 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

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Cierpial, 36, of Prospect Place, Sutton, admitted driving with excess alcohol and without insurance when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Tim Haines, mitigating, said Cierpial had been boozing with a friend when he decided to drive home in a company vehicle he was not insured for.

However, he was unlikely to lose his job, the court heard.

Cierpial was given a 12 month community order with 120 hours of unpaid work, and was also banned for 26 months.

He was ordered to pay £85 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

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