Gorleston drink-driver given lengthy ban and community order
A drink-driver attempted to flee into a supermarket car park, after ignoring a red light and hitting kerbs while a police car followed, a court has heard.
Rocas Aleksonis, of High Street, Gorleston, was driving on St Nicholas Road, in Great Yarmouth, when a police officer witnessed him drive through a red light at just before 11pm on October 8.
He drove into Sainsbury's car park, and the police officer was able to block his path.
Aleksonis, 35, was breathalysed, giving a reading of 119 milligrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath – more than three times the legal limit. The legal limit is 35 milligrammes.
Appearing at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court, Aleksonis pleaded guilty to drink-driving.
He appeared accompanied by an interpreter, though spoke for himself when prompted on most occasions.
Representing himself, he said: 'I know I have done a stupid thing.
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'I am so sorry for this and it will not happen again.'
Magistrates banned him from driving for 28 months, which could be reduced on completion of a drink-driver rehabilitation scheme.
On top of his ban, he was also ordered to pay £50 in court fees and an £85 surcharge, as well as having to complete 180 hours of unpaid work.