Ban for driver who drowned sorrows after wife shock

A 26-YEAR-OLD who downed his sorrows and got behind the wheel after finding his wife with another man has been banned from the road.

Olegs Ivanovs, of Seaside, appeared before magistrates at Eastbourne on Friday (April 11) and pleaded guilty to driving while over the legal limit on February 15.

The court heard Ivanovs was spotted by police at around 9.30pm on Seaside. Police pulled him over and noticed that he smelled of alcohol.

He was unable to provide a breath specimen due to his asthma but a blood test which was taken at Eastbourne custody centre gave a reading on 192mcg of alcohol in 100ml of blood - the legal limit is 80mcg.

Police also found a small amount of cannabis on Ivanovs and he was given a caution for possession of the class B drug.

Stuart Grace, defending, told the magistrates that Ivanovs had been married for seven years and had bought his wife flowers for Valentine’s Day.

Mr Grace said Ivanovs returned home the following day and found his wife with another man.

He added, “He went out and drank to excess.

“If it hadn’t been for this episode he would not be before the court today.

“He was shaking with nerves in the court foyer this morning.”

Magistrates banned Ivanovs from the road for 18 months and ordered him to pay a £200 fine, £85 in court costs and a £15 surcharge.

He was offered the chance to take the drink drivers rehabilitation course to reduce his ban.