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20 month ban for drink driving

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Court news

A High Toynton woman has been banned from driving for 20 months after pleading guilty to driving at more than twice the legal drink drive limit.

Isabel Jones, of Tetford Road, was stopped by police on April 26 as she was driving home after a night out with her sister, Skegness Magistrates’ Court heard.

The court heard that at 3.20am police saw her in her car on the A158 Spilsby Road going towards High Toynton.

She swerved within the carriageway, used her indicators too early for a junction and broke too early.

Following a positive breath test she was arrested and gave a reading at the police station of 78 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35mcg.

In mitigation, Andrea Wilkes said Jones had met her sister, who she had not seen for a long time, in a pub where she had two large glasses of wine.

They then went to a club where she drank coke before going back to her car to get some flat shoes to walk home but instead decided to drive.

Ms Wilkes added that Jones had had nothing to eat that day.

Jones was fined £175 and ordered to pay £85 costs.

 

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