Manby woman drove ‘almost three times over the limit’

Lincolnshire Police
Lincolnshire Police

A woman from has been charged with drink-driving after her car ended up in a ditch in Keddington. Kimberly Victoria Ward, 28, of Carlton Road in Manby, is due to appear at Skegness Magistrates Court on January 7.

Ward was breathalysed on December 21 after she was found near a red Nissan Micra in a ditch at Keddington Corner. She was around ten metres away from the vehicle, wearing no shoes, when police arrived at the scene. Ward initially refused to give a breath sample, claiming that she had not been driving.

However, one of her shoes was discovered in the driver’s side footwell of the car.

Police proceeded with the breath test and found 102 microgrammes of alcohol, almost three times over the 35 microgramme legal limit. Ward was formally charged the following day.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “When you’re that far over the limit, there really is no excuse for it. You know full well that you’re over the limit when you get into the vehicle.”

The arrest comes as part of Lincolnshire Police’s ‘Christmas Drink Drive Campaign 2013’, which has seen more than 70 drink-driving charges since it was launched at the beginning of December.