Driver caught over the drink-drive limit the day after

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A sandwich factory worker who crashed into a wall in Church Warsop when he was over the drink-drive limit from the night before has been banned from the road.

Bartosz Slawomir Grolewski (24) broke his arm after his Peugeot 307 left the road and hit the garden wall on Bishops Walk at around 7am on 22nd April.

He admitted at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court to drink-driving and driving without a licence or insurance.

The police described the defendant as being ‘heavily intoxicated’ when they arrived at the scene.

He was taken to hospital for treatment, and after a blood test was found to have 143 mlgs of alcohol in 100 mls of blood. The legal limit is 80 mlgs.

At first he told police that he had not been driving, but later admitted he had been at the wheel.

Defending, Paul Bilton, said Grolewski, of Cresswell Road in Worksop, had been drinking the night before but did not realise how much it had affected him the next morning.

Mr Bilton said: “He does not know how lucky he is, he has had it brought home to him.”

He received a 17-month ban, £200 fine, £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge.

The court was told that he would not lose his job at the Greencore factory in Worksop because he could cycle to work.