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Three Months Prison For Drink Driver Caught in Merrow

Published on: 28 Jun, 2013
Updated on: 1 Jul, 2013

Surrey Police lights-200pxA 36-year-old man from Birmingham has been sent to prison for three months and given a four year driving ban after he was stopped in Merrow, Guildford in the early hours of Friday, June 21.

A Surrey Police dog unit spotted a black Land Rover Discovery bouncing off the kerb along Send Barns Lane in Send and having failed to stop for the officer, the driver made off.

During the subsequent pursuit the vehicle drove through Clandon passing through two red lights before stopping in The Paddock, Merrow. The driver, who was heavily intoxicated, failed to provide a specimen of breath and was arrested and taken to Guildford Police Station.

Following further enquiries, Pawel Bugajski from Common Lane, Sheldon, Birmingham was charged for failing to provide a specimen, failing to stop for a police officer and driving whilst disqualified.

He was conveyed to Redhill Magistrates Court the same day where he pleaded guilty and an immediate custodial sentence was given along with a four year disqualification from driving.

The chairman of the bench said that: “This is such a serious matter with aggravating factors that only a custodial sentence will suffice.” He also stated that he had a “duty to protect the public.”

PC Tom Maxwell from the Surrey Police Roads Policing Unit said: “This incident demonstrates our zero tolerance approach to habitual drink drivers who continue to flout the law and endanger the lives of other road users and pedestrians. Our swift action has resulted in a custodial sentence for Bugajski and a lengthy driving ban.”

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