Drink-driver crashes into tree

Drink-driver crashes into tree

Drink-driver crashes into tree

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A MAN was caught drink-driving after crashing into a tree, a court heard.

Southampton Magistrates’ Court heard how Darius Ustasiak was breathalysed when police were called to Stoneham Way, near junction five of the M27 at 5.45am on New Year’s Day, where a Ford Mondeo had crashed.

A breath test found the 41-year-old had 66 milligrams of alcohol per hundred millilitres of breath when the limit is 35 milligrams.

Ustasiak, of Harefield Road, Southampton, an unemployed builder, pleaded guilty to drink-driving, driving without insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

The DVLA has no record of Ustasiak applying for a UK driving licence.

Ustasiak was disqualified for 20 months, reduced by 153 days if he takes a drink-driving rehabilitation course, fined £255, ordered to pay £50 costs and £20 victims’ fund.

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6:57am Thu 23 Jan 14

likewatchingbrazil says...

remove him from the country, don't need him.
remove him from the country, don't need him. likewatchingbrazil
  • Score: 15

7:12am Thu 23 Jan 14

Huffter says...

Lucky to be able to drive at all AFTER crashing into a tree.
Lucky to be able to drive at all AFTER crashing into a tree. Huffter
  • Score: 4

8:19am Thu 23 Jan 14

hulla baloo says...

If he has to take a drink- driving rehabilitation course, surely to do this he needs the necessary driving licence first, or it is not worth while.
I dont see anywhere that he was instructed to gain one before driving again.
If he has to take a drink- driving rehabilitation course, surely to do this he needs the necessary driving licence first, or it is not worth while. I dont see anywhere that he was instructed to gain one before driving again. hulla baloo
  • Score: 9

8:25am Thu 23 Jan 14

saint61 says...

hulla baloo wrote:
If he has to take a drink- driving rehabilitation course, surely to do this he needs the necessary driving licence first, or it is not worth while.
I dont see anywhere that he was instructed to gain one before driving again.
the DVLA will not allow him to do this until he has a license. He will not gain this in the time period in which he needs to take the course. Therefore he will have to carry out the full period of the ban.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: If he has to take a drink- driving rehabilitation course, surely to do this he needs the necessary driving licence first, or it is not worth while. I dont see anywhere that he was instructed to gain one before driving again.[/p][/quote]the DVLA will not allow him to do this until he has a license. He will not gain this in the time period in which he needs to take the course. Therefore he will have to carry out the full period of the ban. saint61
  • Score: 2

8:25am Thu 23 Jan 14

saint61 says...

hulla baloo wrote:
If he has to take a drink- driving rehabilitation course, surely to do this he needs the necessary driving licence first, or it is not worth while.
I dont see anywhere that he was instructed to gain one before driving again.
the DVLA will not allow him to do this until he has a license. He will not gain this in the time period in which he needs to take the course. Therefore he will have to carry out the full period of the ban.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: If he has to take a drink- driving rehabilitation course, surely to do this he needs the necessary driving licence first, or it is not worth while. I dont see anywhere that he was instructed to gain one before driving again.[/p][/quote]the DVLA will not allow him to do this until he has a license. He will not gain this in the time period in which he needs to take the course. Therefore he will have to carry out the full period of the ban. saint61
  • Score: 1

8:44am Thu 23 Jan 14

Block41row0sfc says...

Send him home that tree could have been a family no need for people like that here.
Send him home that tree could have been a family no need for people like that here. Block41row0sfc
  • Score: 11

9:58am Thu 23 Jan 14

mikesmike says...

That tree could have been a person and his disqualification and fines as pathetic - 'Ustasiak was disqualified for 20 months, reduced by 153 days if he takes a drink-driving rehabilitation course' - Disqualify him for 20 months AND get him to then take a drink-driving rehabilitation course... it sounds like a game show! Rediculous.
That tree could have been a person and his disqualification and fines as pathetic - 'Ustasiak was disqualified for 20 months, reduced by 153 days if he takes a drink-driving rehabilitation course' - Disqualify him for 20 months AND get him to then take a drink-driving rehabilitation course... it sounds like a game show! Rediculous. mikesmike
  • Score: 9

10:48am Thu 23 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Block41row0sfc wrote:
Send him home that tree could have been a family no need for people like that here.
Home?
[quote][p][bold]Block41row0sfc[/bold] wrote: Send him home that tree could have been a family no need for people like that here.[/p][/quote]Home? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

11:16am Thu 23 Jan 14

S!monOn says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Block41row0sfc wrote:
Send him home that tree could have been a family no need for people like that here.
Home?
He didn't have far to drive.... only from Southampton Courts to Harefield Road.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Block41row0sfc[/bold] wrote: Send him home that tree could have been a family no need for people like that here.[/p][/quote]Home?[/p][/quote]He didn't have far to drive.... only from Southampton Courts to Harefield Road. S!monOn
  • Score: -1

12:58pm Thu 23 Jan 14

RomseyKeith says...

Why have I now got George of the Jungle stuck in my head...?

Pathetic sentencing. If he'd aimed a gun at someone, shot and missed, he'd be done for attempted murder or something. A car can be a lethal weapon too, and using it drunk is like taking that gun and shooting it randomly in all directions. He could've killed anyone. Yet, now he gets disqualified for something he couldn't legally do anyway.
If I stole a plane and flew it without a pilot's licence and got nicked, would I be banned from piloting a plane for 2 years (which I can't do anyway)?

Watch out for that tree...
Why have I now got George of the Jungle stuck in my head...? Pathetic sentencing. If he'd aimed a gun at someone, shot and missed, he'd be done for attempted murder or something. A car can be a lethal weapon too, and using it drunk is like taking that gun and shooting it randomly in all directions. He could've killed anyone. Yet, now he gets disqualified for something he couldn't legally do anyway. If I stole a plane and flew it without a pilot's licence and got nicked, would I be banned from piloting a plane for 2 years (which I can't do anyway)? Watch out for that tree... RomseyKeith
  • Score: 0

4:40pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Send that Vodka Queen back home!
Send that Vodka Queen back home! Fatty x Ford Worker
  • Score: 0

10:38am Fri 24 Jan 14

RomseyKeith says...

So many are saying "send him back home". To where? Harefield Road, Southampton? Just because he has a foreign sounding last name does not mean he wasn't born and raised in this country. Immigration is nothing new. Go back far enough, and most of us are descendents of immigrants (well, invaders) such as Romans, Vikings, etc...
However, drink driving is in-excusable, and sentecning should be tougher.
So many are saying "send him back home". To where? Harefield Road, Southampton? Just because he has a foreign sounding last name does not mean he wasn't born and raised in this country. Immigration is nothing new. Go back far enough, and most of us are descendents of immigrants (well, invaders) such as Romans, Vikings, etc... However, drink driving is in-excusable, and sentecning should be tougher. RomseyKeith
  • Score: 1

3:02pm Fri 24 Jan 14

B. L. says...

saint61 wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
If he has to take a drink- driving rehabilitation course, surely to do this he needs the necessary driving licence first, or it is not worth while.
I dont see anywhere that he was instructed to gain one before driving again.
the DVLA will not allow him to do this until he has a license. He will not gain this in the time period in which he needs to take the course. Therefore he will have to carry out the full period of the ban.
If he never bothered to apply for a licence in the first place and has to carry out the full period of the ban, do you believe that it will stop him from driving again. He proved he doesn't care about the law once.
[quote][p][bold]saint61[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: If he has to take a drink- driving rehabilitation course, surely to do this he needs the necessary driving licence first, or it is not worth while. I dont see anywhere that he was instructed to gain one before driving again.[/p][/quote]the DVLA will not allow him to do this until he has a license. He will not gain this in the time period in which he needs to take the course. Therefore he will have to carry out the full period of the ban.[/p][/quote]If he never bothered to apply for a licence in the first place and has to carry out the full period of the ban, do you believe that it will stop him from driving again. He proved he doesn't care about the law once. B. L.
  • Score: 1

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