Woman admits drink-drive charge with children in car

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A Tattershall Bridge woman will appear in court again this month after admitting a drink drive charge while she had two children in her car.

Rebecca Jody Goodwin, of Pony Lane, was stopped by police on December 3 after a traffic collision in Tunby Road, Coningsby.

Goodwin’s VW Polo crashed into a van at six o’clock in the evening.

Tests showed the 39-year-old was almost three times over the drink-drive limit.

P olice officers who attended the scene were horrified to find two children sitting in the back of the car.

Goodwin appeared before Magistrates in Skegness on Christmas Eve when she admitted the charge.

She was handed an interim driving ban and the case was adjourned until January 17 to allow a pre-sentence report to be compiled.

She was given unconditional bail.

The court heard Goodwin had 95 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Magistrates were told Goodwin’s car pulled out of a junction and collided with a Ford Transit Tipper Van.

She was arrested and the father of the children was called to the scene to collect them.

Goodwin was one of the first people to be charged as part of a month-long campaign against drink driving by Lincolnshire Police.

The campaign started on December 1 and ran until January 3. Figures released by police show more than 70 people were arrested during the festive crackdown.

That total is down on the 2012 figure of 100 for the same period in 2012 and 119 the previous year (2011).

All the offenders in the 2013 crackdown were ‘named and shamed’ by police.