AN AUDI driver has been banned from the roads after he was caught drink-driving in a Herefordshire street.

Bartosz Lempkowski entered a guilty plea to one count of driving a motor vehicle while over the alcohol limit when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford in January.

The court heard from prosecutor Eleanor Peart that the 27-year-old defendant had been caught out after getting behind the wheel of an Audi A3 while over the drink-drive limit in Leominster's Osbourne Place on December 17.

An evidential breath test taken by police revealed that he had 83 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.


Lempkowski, who is of Millers Close in Leominster, was disqualified from driving for 20 months and fined £500 for the offence, with magistrates saying they had taken his guilty plea into account when deciding on the penalty.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £200 victim surcharge.

Lempkowski was offered the opportunity to complete the drink-driving rehabilitation course, which will reduce his ban by 20 weeks if successfully completed.

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