Drink driving carpenter escapes prison

Drink driving carpenter escapes prison

Justin Burns

Drink driving carpenter escapes prison

A carpenter who lives on the Queen's land has escaped prison for driving dangerously when more than twice over the alcohol limit.

Robert Lazarczuk of The Village, Windsor, was sentenced for dangerous driving and drink driving at Reading Magistrates' Court today.

The court heard the 21-year-old had been to a wedding on May 25 where he drank a couple of bottles of beer and four glasses of wine.

Lazarczuk, whose father works on the Crown Estate, was on his way to see his girlfriend in Egham, Surrey, at 11.40pm to sort out an argument.

The court heard police gave chase after seeing him screeching his blue Citroen Saxo the wrong way round the Royal Windsor Way roundabout, linking Windsor Road and Maidenhead Road.

Lazarczuk then turned right into Alma Road, driving on the wrong side of the road, before crashing into an Audi Quattro and driving away from the scene.

He then continued down Alma Road, losing control of his car and spinning off, coming to a halt on the driveway of a property on the junction with Clarence Crescent.

Lazarczuk ran away from the crash, but minutes later came back to his abandoned vehicle and came clean to police officers on the scene.

When the force breathalysed the 21-year-old, he had 77 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath.

The carpenter pleaded guilty to both charges at the same court on June 15.

Magistrates gave Lazarczuk a 26-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months and told him to do 220 hours of unpaid work for the dangerous driving offence.

He was also handed a 20-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months and banned from driving for two years for drink driving and told to pay costs of £85.

Both are to run concurrently.

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