A drink driver who was caught almost five times over the authorized limit has been disqualified from driving for five years.
Dumitru Camerzan, 41, of Thistle Road, Thorney Close, Sunderland, had 165mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath- when the authorized limit is simply 35mg.
He had been driving a VW Golf in Washington on the A1 southbound on the slip street in direction of the A1231 on March 20, when he was concerned in a crash.
At South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court final Tuesday, Camerzan pleaded responsible to at least one depend of drink driving.
Prosecuting lawyer Leanne Duffy informed the courtroom there was a “minor” street site visitors collision that brought on “superficial injury”.
The courtroom heard how Camerzan, who was represented by defence lawyer Charlie Carr, had no earlier convictions.
District Judge Kathryn Meek stated the drink driving studying was “excessive” and referred to as the case “severe”.
She informed him: “It’s extraordinarily severe as a result of it is such a excessive studying.
“You had been driving on the A1, you had been conscious you had been ingesting, all of this makes it very severe.”
However, as a result of he had by no means been in hassle earlier than and the choose stated it was unlikely there could be any future hassle, he was given a suspended sentence.
The choose handed him a 17-week jail sentence which was suspended for 18 months and disqualified him from driving for five years.
He was additionally ordered to pay £213 and perform 200 hours of unpaid work.