Northampton drink-driver's six-and-a-half year ban after being caught twice in 11 days

He blew more than three times over the limit yards away from his Abington home

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 7:58 am
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2021, 1:52 pm

Magistrates hit a Northampton man with a whopping six-and-a-half-year-year ban after he was caught drink-driving twice in less than a fortnight.

Stelica-Gabriel Lefter, 34, was more than three times over the limit when police officers stopped him just yards away from his Abington home on October 17 last year — and two-and-a-half times over on October 28.

Northampton Magistrates Court heard tests showed Lefter, of Turner Street, blew 112 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when he was driving a silver Lexus in Stimpson Avenue on October 17.

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Police stopped Lefter over the limit twice in less than a fortnight last October

Eleven days later, he was stopped behind the wheel of a Honda Civic in Kettering Road and tests later revealed 185 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.

The drink-driving limit for drivers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood or 35 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath.

Magistrates also ordered Lefter to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months as part of a community order.

He was fined £660 after also pleading guilty driving with no insurance on October 28 and ordered to pay a further £180 towards prosecution costs and a surcharge to fund victim services.

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