Drink-driver did not want girlfriend walking home after wining and dining her, court hears

Daniel Wisniewski admitted drink-driving when he dropped his girlfriend home after a meal at his hom

Daniel Wisniewski admitted drink-driving when he dropped his girlfriend home after a meal at his home in Thetford. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto/kieferpix - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man who had been caught drink-driving did not want his girlfriend walking home late at night after dinner at his house, a court has heard.

Daniel Wisniewski, 40, of Thistle Close, Thetford, had been wining and dining his girlfriend at his home on February 4 this year.

After cooking her a meal and enjoying a few drinks, Wisniewski decided to drive her home as she lived far away.

But he was caught by police at around 2am on February 5 after officers noticed he was driving at speed.

At Norwich Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, where Wisniewski pleaded guilty to drink-driving, prosecutor Victoria Bastock said he failed a roadside breath test, with the lowest reading recorded as 67mcg in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg.


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Wisniewski, who was of previous good character, was banned from driving for 17 months and fined £350, with £85 court costs and a £35 victim surcharge.

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