Christmas Eve drink-driver lands 16-month ban from Northampton magistrates

Tests showed he was over the limit after being stopped less than a mile from home

By Kevin Nicholls
Monday, 17th January 2022, 2:30 pm

A Northampton man has been banned for 16 months after being caught in a police crackdown on Christmas drink-drivers.

Nicolae Nistor, aged 31, was stopped behind the wheel of a Nissan Almera in Upper Mounts, less than a mile from his home, on December 24.

According to court documents, tests showed that Nistor had 56 micrograms per 100 millilitres of his breath. The legal limit is 35mg.

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Dozens of drink and drug-drivers were caught during the Christmas crackdown

Magistrates banned Nistor, of Bouverie Walk, from driving for 16 months and fined him £400 at a hearing on Tuesday (January 11). He was also ordered to pay £125 in prosecution costs and a surcharge to fund victim services.

Northamptonshire Police named every driver charged with drink or drug-driving during their annual Christmas road safety campaign.