A drink driver has been disqualified from driving after he was caught by an off-duty police officer in Steeple Morden.

The officer was driving behind Bogdam Cretu on Station Road at around 2pm on July 23.

Noticing Cretu was swerving across the road, the officer drove alongside his vehicle and mouthed 'are you OK?'. Cretu then pulled over and police were called.

Cretu blew 144 microgrammes at the roadside, more than four times the legal limit of 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath.

He provided two other breath samples of 95 and 96 in custody.

Cretu, 35, of Baldock Road, Guilden Morden, appeared at Cambridge Magistrates' Court on Thursday, September 21.


He pleaded guilty to drink driving and driving without insurance, and was given a two-year driving ban and ordered to pay £614 in fines.

PC Alec Cunningham, who investigated, said: "Cretu put his life and the lives of other road users at risk that day by choosing to get behind the wheel of his car.

"Thanks to the off-duty officer, he will now be off the road for some time."

Drink and drug driving can be reported through a dedicated, confidential hotline 0800 032 0845 which is available 24/7.