Drink driver who crashed into Welborne ditch given 16 month ban

Norwich Magistrates' Court. Picture: Denise Bradley.

Norwich Magistrates' Court. Picture: Denise Bradley. - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

A drink driver who crashed his car into a ditch at Welborne, in Norfolk, has been given a £550 fine and 16 month driving ban.

Alexandru Apetrii, 28, from Harrow, Middlesex, was breathalysed after he was found with another man at the crash scene in the early hours of August 17, Norwich Magistrates were told.

Lesla Small said he was found to have 51 mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.

She said he had shown remorse and told police he wanted to pay for what he had done.

Gavin Cowe, for Apetrii said he had been on a night out but stopped drinking earlier in the evening and felt he was fit to drive.


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'He was on a road unfamiliar to him, it was dark. He simply lost control of the vehicle.'

Apetrii was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £55 victim surcharge.

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