Four-time drink-driver sent to jail

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A FATHER-of-three has been jailed after being caught drink-driving for a fourth time.

Slawomir Miazga was sent to prison for 150 days after also driving while banned for the second time. He was disqualified from driving for five years when he appeared from custody at Livingston Sheriff Court yesterday.

Miazga, 32, of Blackburn, West Lothian, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and without insurance in Blackburn on Saturday morning.

He also admitted driving with 92 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – nearly three times the 35mg legal limit.

Brent Bissett, prosecuting, said: “While speaking to the accused they [police] detected a strong smell of alcohol. He provided a sample of breath which was positive.”

After Miazga failed a second breath test at Livingston Police station, Mr Bissett said he was cautioned and charged. Miazga replied: “I was silly.”

Passing sentence, Sheriff Brian Adair told Miazga: “This is your fourth conviction for drink-driving and your second for driving while disqualified. It seems to me that custody is inevitable.”