Drunk lorry driver jailed after court hears he stopped on A1 in Cambridgeshire to urinate on central reservation
PUBLISHED: 15:33 10 June 2016
A drunken lorry driver who stopped on the A1 in Cambridgeshire to urinate in the central reservation- and then pulled away whilst rolling a cigarette- is tonight behind bars.
Mariusz Cieciera, 41, was stopped by police and found to be more than four times over the legal limit.
He was jailed today by Cambridge magistrates for 18 weeks.
The court heard how, on June 6, Cieciera stopped the lorry he was driving in lane four of the A1M near Sawtry to urinate in the central reservation. He then pulled away whilst rolling a cigarette.
He was spotted by police and a breath test resulted in a sample of 145 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of his breath; the legal limit is 35 micrograms.
Cieciera was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison and disqualified from driving for three years.
PC Lee Morpeth from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit said: “It is completely unacceptable to get behind the wheel of any vehicle when you have been drinking as it can often have devastating consequences. “Thankfully no one was injured.
“I hope his time in prison will give him chance to reflect on his actions.”