A nursery nurse has been banned from driving for 12 months after crashing her car into the central reservation on the A50.
23-year old Sharney Horvath was over the drink-drive limit when she lost control of her car and crashed at around 4am on August 13. When the police arrived, she was stood next to the car, North Staffordshire Justice Centre heard.
Carla Harris, prosecuting, said “The officer could smell alcohol. She admitted she had been drinking alcohol that evening and had her last drink at 1.30am. She was breathalysed and gave a reading of 43 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, against the legal limit of 35.”
In mitigation, James Hulse said: “She felt good to drive. A momentary loss of control caused her to clip the kerb. No other vehicles were involved. Had she left it another hour she would not have been over the limit.”
Horvath pleaded guilty and received a 12-month ban. She was also fined £275, ordered to pay £135 costs, and a £30 surcharge.
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