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Sutton Bridge man who refused breath test is banned for three years and hit with bill of more than £700

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A Sutton Bridge man who refused to give an evidential breath test at the police station following his arrest after a positive roadside one, has been banned from driving for three years.

Mantas Kacenka(30), of Wharf Street, who admitted the offence, was said to have been arrested on September 11 after providing a positive roadside breath test with a reading of 106 microgrammes of alcohol in his breath.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, told magistrates at Boston on Wednesday that at the police station he refused to take the evidential breath test, saying he had done it before and did not trust it.

Boston Magistrates' Court (52054035)
Boston Magistrates' Court (52054035)

She said he had a previous conviction for failing to provide a sample in 2013 and one for driving with excess alcohol in 2005.

He was banned from driving for three years but was offered the drink drivers' rehabilitation course, which will reduce the period of the ban by 36 weeks.

He was also fined £583 and ordered to pay a total of £143 in court costs and charges.

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