Drunk driver who was four times over the limit jailed

Bucks Free Press: Drunk driver who was four times over the limit jailed Drunk driver who was four times over the limit jailed

A DRIVER who was four times over the drink drive limit will spend Christmas behind bars after being caught by police twice in three days.

Martin Rakos, 38, from Cock Lane, High Wycombe was stopped by police last Friday in London Road and blew 147 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, which is more than four times the legal limit.

This is the highest reading taken so far in the Thames Valley Police drink drive campaign, which started on December 1.

Police had breathalysed him days earlier on December 11 in Cock Lane, where he was also arrested, and blew 139 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath which is almost four times the limit.

He was released on bail before he committed the other offence. He was then kept in custody before appearing at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on Monday.

Rakos pleaded guilty to both drink driving charges. He was jailed for 12 weeks and disqualified for four years for driving with excess alcohol on December 13.

For the other offence of being in charge of a vehicle while over the legal limit he was jailed for eight weeks and disqualified for 12 months.

These will run concurrently.

He will get a 25 per cent reduction in his disqualification from driving if he attends a drink drive course.

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12:51pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Gizmo61 says...

Mr Rakos should be thanking the police for doing him a favour by catching and prosecuting him. I mean twice in one month, both with very high readings. Hopefully, he will also get treatment for alcohol habit.
Mr Rakos should be thanking the police for doing him a favour by catching and prosecuting him. I mean twice in one month, both with very high readings. Hopefully, he will also get treatment for alcohol habit. Gizmo61

2:34pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

This rodent does not deserve to see the light of day when he is a repeat offender of the same crime without any recognition for his actions. It is highly unlikely this scum will learn his lesson upon his release. He must be named and shamed prominently by the community on his road with a warning poster of a drunk alcoholic on his door.
This rodent does not deserve to see the light of day when he is a repeat offender of the same crime without any recognition for his actions. It is highly unlikely this scum will learn his lesson upon his release. He must be named and shamed prominently by the community on his road with a warning poster of a drunk alcoholic on his door. Bartholomew HuckleBerry

4:43pm Wed 18 Dec 13

williamjames says...

Gizmo61 wrote:
Mr Rakos should be thanking the police for doing him a favour by catching and prosecuting him. I mean twice in one month, both with very high readings. Hopefully, he will also get treatment for alcohol habit.
With the readings reported it is unlikely that the DVLA will let him have his licence back without medical evidence of reduced alcohol consumption or dependency. This is discovered through a blood test which looks at the liver. If he does not change his ways he is unlikely to get his license back!
[quote][p][bold]Gizmo61[/bold] wrote: Mr Rakos should be thanking the police for doing him a favour by catching and prosecuting him. I mean twice in one month, both with very high readings. Hopefully, he will also get treatment for alcohol habit.[/p][/quote]With the readings reported it is unlikely that the DVLA will let him have his licence back without medical evidence of reduced alcohol consumption or dependency. This is discovered through a blood test which looks at the liver. If he does not change his ways he is unlikely to get his license back! williamjames

8:18pm Wed 18 Dec 13

HW1 says...

williamjames wrote:
Gizmo61 wrote:
Mr Rakos should be thanking the police for doing him a favour by catching and prosecuting him. I mean twice in one month, both with very high readings. Hopefully, he will also get treatment for alcohol habit.
With the readings reported it is unlikely that the DVLA will let him have his licence back without medical evidence of reduced alcohol consumption or dependency. This is discovered through a blood test which looks at the liver. If he does not change his ways he is unlikely to get his license back!
A good job too if he doesn't get his license back. With his drinking habit he is a menace on the road. I often wish they would remove the word 'concurrent' out of the sentencing legislation and replace it with 'consecutive'. Lets face it in this case the same offense was repeated twice in 3 days not a month. People like this should pay the full price not 2 for the price of 1.
[quote][p][bold]williamjames[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gizmo61[/bold] wrote: Mr Rakos should be thanking the police for doing him a favour by catching and prosecuting him. I mean twice in one month, both with very high readings. Hopefully, he will also get treatment for alcohol habit.[/p][/quote]With the readings reported it is unlikely that the DVLA will let him have his licence back without medical evidence of reduced alcohol consumption or dependency. This is discovered through a blood test which looks at the liver. If he does not change his ways he is unlikely to get his license back![/p][/quote]A good job too if he doesn't get his license back. With his drinking habit he is a menace on the road. I often wish they would remove the word 'concurrent' out of the sentencing legislation and replace it with 'consecutive'. Lets face it in this case the same offense was repeated twice in 3 days not a month. People like this should pay the full price not 2 for the price of 1. HW1

11:21pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Undercover Euro Yob says...

HW1 wrote:
williamjames wrote:
Gizmo61 wrote:
Mr Rakos should be thanking the police for doing him a favour by catching and prosecuting him. I mean twice in one month, both with very high readings. Hopefully, he will also get treatment for alcohol habit.
With the readings reported it is unlikely that the DVLA will let him have his licence back without medical evidence of reduced alcohol consumption or dependency. This is discovered through a blood test which looks at the liver. If he does not change his ways he is unlikely to get his license back!
A good job too if he doesn't get his license back. With his drinking habit he is a menace on the road. I often wish they would remove the word 'concurrent' out of the sentencing legislation and replace it with 'consecutive'. Lets face it in this case the same offense was repeated twice in 3 days not a month. People like this should pay the full price not 2 for the price of 1.
If he is genuinely addicted and unable to rise above his addiction then he may go back to driving uninsured and drunk - Mr Rakos - you have had a clear warning to get yourself together.
[quote][p][bold]HW1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]williamjames[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gizmo61[/bold] wrote: Mr Rakos should be thanking the police for doing him a favour by catching and prosecuting him. I mean twice in one month, both with very high readings. Hopefully, he will also get treatment for alcohol habit.[/p][/quote]With the readings reported it is unlikely that the DVLA will let him have his licence back without medical evidence of reduced alcohol consumption or dependency. This is discovered through a blood test which looks at the liver. If he does not change his ways he is unlikely to get his license back![/p][/quote]A good job too if he doesn't get his license back. With his drinking habit he is a menace on the road. I often wish they would remove the word 'concurrent' out of the sentencing legislation and replace it with 'consecutive'. Lets face it in this case the same offense was repeated twice in 3 days not a month. People like this should pay the full price not 2 for the price of 1.[/p][/quote]If he is genuinely addicted and unable to rise above his addiction then he may go back to driving uninsured and drunk - Mr Rakos - you have had a clear warning to get yourself together. Undercover Euro Yob

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