The court heard how Jablonski had driven his load of washing machines through Italy and France before entering the UK and had started drinking to ease 'stomach problems'.Well, I know a bottle of whisky plus a bottle of vodka would clear up any 'stomach problems' I had. Permanently...
You have to hand it to his defence though. Even though his client had been apprehended after parking his HGV in the middle of the M20 and attempting to sleep off his bender, he wasn't going down without a fight:
Andrew Main, defending, said his client had been ill the weekend before with an upset stomach and had been unable to sleep or eat.I wouldn't have though not speaking English was much of a problem for anyone in prison these days.
He said Jablonski had 'sipped' from a bottle of vodka since arriving in England on August 17.
Mr Main said his client had been tired and was planning to stop once he reached his drop-off point, adding: 'Mr Jablonski is a man of previous good character.
'He does not speak a word of English so how he is going to cope in a British prison I have no idea. Any sentence will be that much harder.
And if he couldn't speak English, how was he reading the road signs and obeying our traffic laws an...