Drink-driver who was 'more than three times the legal limit' in Scunthorpe collision has been banned
A drink-driver who was more than three times the legal limit when he crashed in to two stationary vehicles has been banned from driving.
Andrzej Woszek, 47, of no fixed address pleaded guilty to drink driving and driving with no licence or insurance at North Lincolnshire Magistrates' Court.
Jayne Wilson, prosecuting, told the court that Woszek had taken his friends minibus at 8.30pm on Friday, February 15 and was then seen driving erratically down Ashby Road, Scunthorpe.
He then collided with two stationary vehicles - a Vauxhall and a Volvo.
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Woszek got out of his vehicle, held up his hands and apologised, before getting back in to the minibus and driving off.
The drivers of the other two vehicles, a man and a woman, both sustained whiplash injuries.
The minibus, which was damaged heavily at the front, was found at a property on Mavis Road, Scunthorpe where Woszek emerged.
Woszek was breathalysed and gave a reading of 109mcgs in 100ml of breath.
The legal limit is 35mcgs.
Officers had traced Woszek back to the property because of oil that was on the road.
The court that Woszek had been using the vehicle to transfer people and furniture around the Ashby area to make some money for himself.
Mrs Wilson told the court that prior to driving, Woszek had drunk four beers and a litre bottle of cider.
He admitted to the police that he was 'drunk'.
He said all he could recall was stalling at some traffic lights and driving in to the back of two vehicles before driving off – something he knew he should not have done.
Simon Davies, mitigating, said Woszek admitted the offence in police interview.
Mr Davies said alcohol was the 'theme behind his offending'.
"His case is aggravated by the amount of alcohol, failing to stop and driving with no insurance," he said.
Police officers found the keys to the vehicle close to where Woszek was standing outside the property on Mavis Road.
Woszek was banned from driving for 28 months and given a 12 month community.
He was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.
He was told to attend the Driver Awareness Programme and the Alcohol Awareness Requirement and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £60.
For driving without insurance, there was no separate penalty.