A 33-year-old mum has been sent to prison after failing to comply with the conditions of her suspended sentence for drink driving.
The woman was originally handed a nine-month suspended sentence in March after pleading guilty to drink driving and dangerous driving at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.
She was witnessed driving through a red light and nearly hitting a pedestrian while more than three times the drink drive limit.
The woman, however, failed to attend scheduled appointments on March 28 and May 8, and as now been jailed for six months.
Prosecuting for the probation service, Caroline Harris said: “On the first occasion, she called to say she had a migraine. But she failed to produce any medical evidence. And on the second occasion, she said her purse and mobile phone had been stolen. But she failed to provide a police incident number.”
Mitigating for the defendant, Barry White asked for her to be given a final chance.
“I ask you to allow the order to continue. This is her first breach. She is very sorry. She knows if it happens again, prison will definitely happen,” he said.
The woman pleaded guilty to breaching a suspended sentence for her original drink driving conviction.
Judge Paul Glenn decided to activate the suspended sentence, however reduced its duration to six months as a result of the woman’s progress.
He told the defendant: “When I imposed the sentence in March, I warned you of the consequences of a breach. The original offences were extremely serious. Your response to the court process is utterly irresponsible.
“You have had every opportunity and you still failed to comply with this order.
“I told you I would not accept cock and bull excuses.”
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