A mother of 3 who was stopped for drink driving and speeding was found to have 2 pints of cider in her car’s cupholders at the time.
The driver, Tina Young, was spotted speeding by police who then have chase to make her stop.
When the officers spoke to the driver they noticed that her eyes were glazed, her speech was slurred and that she smelled of alcohol.
They also found that she had 2 full pints of cider in her cupholders.
Ms young was breathalysed and gave a reading of 74mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The current drink driving limit in England and Wales is 35mg.
Pleading guilty to drink driving, the court heard that Ms Young was already serving 2 suspended prison sentences for cultivating cannabis and assault.
It was also noted that Ms Young had responded well to the community orders that formed part of the suspended sentences.
In sentencing, Ms Young heard that she was extremely close to the suspended sentences being activated and sent to prison.
Taking all circumstances into account, Ms Young was banned from driving for 19 months and also received a fine of £350.
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