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Drink driver's job offer 'would now not be an option'

A Renault Megane driver swerving in the road in Peterborough city centre was found to be over the alcohol limit.
Peterborough magistrates court

Police first spotted Stiliyan Iliev in Bourges Boulevard and noticed him varying his speed and failing to indicate at a junction.

He continued driving erratically in Mayor’s Walk and then Midland Road before stopping in Rathbone Crescent.

Officers noted Iliev, whose eyes were glazed and speech slurred, had a passenger.

He was arrested after a roadside test and later blew 61 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Iliev, of Glenton Street, Peterborough, pleaded guilty to drink-driving in the incident on June 12.

Michelle Canagasuriam, mitigating, said her client had recently been offered a delivery job driver but the mandatory ban meant that would not now be an option.

“He’s very remorseful. He didn’t realise he would be over the legal limit,” added the solicitor.

Iliev was banned for 17 months, which can be cut with completion of a drink-driver rehabilitation course.

He was also fined £147 and ordered to pay £139 in costs and surcharge.