Man in court for string of offences

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A POLISH man has been disqualified from driving for one year and ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work after a string of offences in Thetford in February.

Marcin Tomasz Charewicz, 34, of White Hart Street, Thetford, pleaded guilty to seven charges when he appeared before at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

He was ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and was given a 12 month community order, with a 12-month supervision requirement and an alcohol treatment requirement for drink driving – namely 113 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood – aggravated vehicle taking and vehicle damage, failure to surrender to bail, and going equipped for theft. Boltcroppers were ordered to be forfeited and destroyed.

Charewicz received no separate penalty for driving without insurance and driving without a licence. His licence was endorsed.

The court took no action on his breach of conditional discharge and ordered for it to remain in place.

David Stewart, in mitigation, said that Charewicz struggles with an alcohol problem.