28th Oct, 2016

Drink driver banned for two years

Evesham Editorial 15th Jan, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A FACTORY worker has been banned from getting behind the wheel for two years after he was caught driving through Broadway more than three times over the legal limit.

Rafal Kuberski, of Kings Road in Evesham, was also ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work after he pleaded guilty to drink driving when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court last Friday (January 9).

The court was told how at 8.30pm on December 21 the 28-year-old was travelling in his silver Ford Focus on Collin Way when he ‘failed to negotiate a kerb’ and his car veered off the road and into a field.

Both police and ambulance arrived at the scene and after he was assessed, police breathalysed him. He blew 106 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35.

Kuberski, who has been working in the UK for about 18 months, had split up with his girlfriend the day before the incident and was said to have got drunk because of this before making the ‘stupid decision’ to drive under the influence of alcohol.

Defending solicitor Barry Newton said: “There isn’t a problem with alcohol generally. He has said he was full of regret and remorse for what he did.”

Along with the disqualification and unpaid work Kuberski was ordered to pay £85 court costs and a victim surcharge of £60.

District Judge Nigel Cadbury said: “On this occasion it was a very high reading, you were more than three times over the legal limit.”