Drunk driver swerved on to wrong side of road in Sutton

Mansfield Magistrates Court.
Mansfield Magistrates Court.

A Polish man was more than twice over the legal alcohol limit when he was stopped by police after veering on to the wrong side of the road in Sutton, a court has heard.

Lukasz Pienkos, 28, of Chichester Close, Mansfield, admitted driving with excess alcohol on Priestic Road on June 3.

Officers spotted his silver VW Passat emerge from the Asda carpark very slowly and go over the central line.

A breath test revealed he had 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Pienkos told magistrates: “I regret what I have done and I can promise it will never happen again. I will learn my lesson.”

He was fined £200, with £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge, and was banned from driving for 22 months.