Drinks driver crashed into ditch after “closing his eyes” on the A55


A DRINK driver ended up crashing into a ditch after turning a blind eye to the A55, a court heard.

Voldemar Busmic, of Downsfield Road in Chester, appeared before Mold Magistrates Court on Thursday.

The 48-year-old admitted that on April 8 in Northop, he drove a motor vehicle on the A55 after consuming so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his blood exceeded the limit.

He was found to have 198 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood – the limit being 80.

Rhian Jackson, prosecuting, said at around 6:25 a.m. on the day of the offense, police arrived at the scene of a collision on the A55.

They saw that a Ford Mondeo had entered a ditch at a 90 degree angle to the roadway.

A 200 yard marker post was missing from his position.

He was found on the central reserve some distance away.

Busmic was driving and smelled strongly of intoxicants, Ms. Jackson said.

He did not complain of any injuries, but failed a breathalyzer test and later gave the blood reading he was accused of.

During the interview, he told police that he drove to work and knew the road well.

He had closed his eyes for a second or two, he said, then “bang” – he was on the edge of the grass and had lost control of the car.

Busmic told officers he had an argument with his partner and had “drunk heavily” the week before the offense.

Bethan Jones, defending, said: “Although he hasn’t been drinking for six years, he accepts he had a bad week and grabbed that old crutch.” He hadn’t been drinking this morning- there, but he had been drinking in the 24 hours before, and a considerable amount. ”

District Judge Gwyn Jones said: “Fortunately there was no other party involved, you are very lucky in this regard.”

He handed the defendant a 12-month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work.

Busmic was banned from driving for 22 months and ordered to pay £ 85 in costs, plus a victim fine surcharge of £ 95.


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