Judge alarmed by "high reading"

Judge alarmed by "high reading"

The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

Staff Reporter


Staff Reporter



A Portadown man, who pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol in breath, has been handed a 12 month disqualification.

The case of Rafal Grzegorz Godzecki, (42), of Jervis Street, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse on Wednesday, October 6.

The court heard that on June 6 this year, the police received information of a suspected drink driver in the Portadown area, with the car located at the defendant’s address.

After the defendant failed a preliminary breath test at the scene, an evidential reading read 88 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35.

In his defence, the court was told that Gozdecki has lived in the jurisdiction since 1997 and was having “difficult family circumstances” around the time of the offence.

Deputy District Judge Greg McCourt was alarmed by the “high reading” and imposed a £275 fine and 12 month disqualification until re-tested.

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