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Drink-driver caught on the A14 near Swavesey sent to prison

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A drink-driver has landed himself in prison after being caught while more than four times the legal limit.

The failed test result Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary
The failed test result Picture: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Road policing officers were patrolling the A14 near Swavesey on Saturday (July 9) when they spotted an Audi Q3 veering on to the verge and then swerving back across lanes.

The officers pulled the vehicle over and found 42-year-old Hitesh Vadher driving.

He was taken for a roadside breath test and produced a result of 163 microgrammes of alcohol per 100ml of breath, the legal limit is 35. He was therefore arrested at the scene.

While transporting him to custody, officers discovered he had been disqualified from driving in February for three years following a drink driving conviction, and that he also held no insurance.

Vadher, of Rush Close, Leicester, pleaded guilty to drink driving, driving while disqualified and without insurance at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Monday (July 11).

He was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, disqualified from driving for a further six years and ordered to pay £154 to fund victim services.

PC Ben Chance said: “Vadher showed no regard for the law or the safety of other road users when he made the decision to illegally get behind the wheel.

“I would like to remind the public that they can help us make the roads safer for everyone by reporting drink or drug drivers anonymously.”

The force’s dedicated, confidential hotline for members of the public to report drink or drug driving – 0800 032 0845 –is available 24/7.

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