Hatfield drink driver failed to stop at scene of crash

PUBLISHED: 13:02 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:02 11 October 2018

Travellers Lane in Hatfield. 
Picture; Google Street View

Travellers Lane in Hatfield. Picture; Google Street View


A drink driver from Hatfield has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 19 months.

Petre Ciobotaru appeared in St Albans Magistrates’ Court on October 1 where he admitted four driving offences.

The defendant was caught drink driving in Hatfield on August 19.

He had 70 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

Ciobotaru failed to stop at the scene of an accident in Travellers Lane after damage was caused to another vehicle.

He had also been driving without insurance or a licence.

The 45-year-old, of Crawford Road, was fined £1,000.

He was ordered to pay court costs of £85 and £30 to victim services.

Ciobotaru was banned from driving for 19 months - disqualification for the offence was obligatory.

It will be reduced by 19 weeks if he takes part in a course approved of by the Secretary of State.

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