Drink-driver crashed into security office

Oscar Liepnieks outside Basildon Magistrates' Court

Oscar Liepnieks outside Basildon Magistrates' Court

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A DRUNK driver who crashed in to a security hut, injuring two security guards, has been banned from driving for two years.

Oskar Liepnieks, 23 of Buckles Lane, South Ockendon admitted drink driving, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and failing to stop after an accident.

Basildon Magistrates’ Court heard that Liepnieks ploughed in to the security office at the New Holland Tractor Plant in Cranes Farm Road, Basildon whilst almost three times over the drink drive limit.

He ploughed his Volkswagon Golf in to the side of the building at about midnight on June 23, causing one of the walls to cave in on top of Roy Burton and Steven Jackson, who were on duty at the time.

The pair suffered head and leg injuries and were rushed to Southend Hospital **correct** by paramedics.

Liepnieks then drove off from the crash and ploughed in to a roundabout on Cranes Farm Road.

He then drunkenly drove his car to Cranes Lane, a residential street off Cranes Farm Road where he was arrested by police.

Chair of the bench, Nigel Smith, banned Liepnieks from driving for 24 months.

He was given the option to attend a drink drive course to cut his ban down to 18 months.

Liepnieks was also handed a community order, with 80 hours unpaid work and the requirement to attend a drink drive impact course.

He was ordered to pay £145 court.

The tractor plant was forced to demolish the security office following the incident after it was deemed unsafe.

Laura Overall, a spokesman from the tractor plant, said: “We cannot comment on anything that happened at court.

“However we supported the police in their inquiries.

“We are pleased that they were able to prosecute this incident with the support of all parties involved.”

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11:54am Mon 14 Jul 14

Thurrockbob says...

Oh Buckles Lane eh? Hmmmmmm!
Oh Buckles Lane eh? Hmmmmmm! Thurrockbob
  • Score: 1

1:24pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Paul_Grays says...

Oskar Liepnieks - Obviously not born in the UK.
No insurance, licence and drove away from the scene.
If a law abiding person that is insured and has a full licence is caught over the limit and has not even crashed then its an automatic years ban - this dirtbag only potential gets 18months.
Whats the betting this won't be the last time he ends up in front of the beak - maybe next time he'll be in front of a proper judge and isn't trying to keep jail quoters down.
Oskar Liepnieks - Obviously not born in the UK. No insurance, licence and drove away from the scene. If a law abiding person that is insured and has a full licence is caught over the limit and has not even crashed then its an automatic years ban - this dirtbag only potential gets 18months. Whats the betting this won't be the last time he ends up in front of the beak - maybe next time he'll be in front of a proper judge and isn't trying to keep jail quoters down. Paul_Grays
  • Score: 4

1:51pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Sugarman says...

So 2 years for drunk driving, what did he get for crashing into the booth and injuring two men, no insurance, no licence and failing to stop?
So 2 years for drunk driving, what did he get for crashing into the booth and injuring two men, no insurance, no licence and failing to stop? Sugarman
  • Score: 4

7:43pm Mon 14 Jul 14

rocket1 says...

buckles lane?,its like the wild west down there.
buckles lane?,its like the wild west down there. rocket1
  • Score: 0

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