A woman from Egremont has been sentenced to 160 days in prison after being caught drink driving at over four times the legal limit. Lynne Herald, 40, was also convicted of driving without insurance and while disqualified.
West Cumbria Magistrates Court heard how a member of the public contacted the police after they suspected that Herald had driven to a store in town while under the influence of alcohol.
The investigating officer said: “We want to highlight this case in order to get the message out there that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is dangerous and will not be tolerated.
“Herald may have only travelled a relatively short distance, but it is only due to luck that there was no collision where someone could have been injured. The fact she is a repeat offender only further highlights her disregard for the law.
“We would like to thank the member of the public who contacted us in order to stop Herald from taking any further reckless behaviour.
“I would encourage other members of the public to report anyone who they suspect is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as it can save lives.”
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