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Man jailed for litany of driving offences across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

A 24-year-old man has been jailed after committing a number of driving offences in Derby and Nottinghamshire.

 

Gintaras Bujanauskas, of no fixed address, was seen travelling in a black Citroen Cactus with significant damage to the front end by officers in Derby city centre on 22 January.

Police officers followed the Citroen and Bujanauskas ran a red light, before coming to a stop in Burton Road.

He was breathalysed and blew 90 in a roadside test with the legal limit being 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

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He later refused to provide a further evidential sample in custody.

Bujanauskas also admitted to officers that the car belonged to his mother who didn’t know he had taken it.

He was arrested and subsequently charged with aggravated TWOC (or aggravated vehicle taking), failing to provide a specimen for analysis, driving without insurance, and driving without a licence.

He was also arrested in relation to a warrant put out by Nottinghamshire Police for other offences in Nottinghamshire, which included two counts of assaulting a police officer.

He appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court on 24 January and admitted the offences, before being sentenced to 14 months imprisonment at Derby Crown Court 8 March.

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