Theddlethorpe woman over the limit when on way to visit friend in hospital

Court news
Court news

A 36-year-old Theddlethorpe woman, who was on her way to see a friend taken into Louth Hospital in the early hours of the morning, was over the drink driving limit after attending a party two nights previously, Skegness Magistrates Court has been told.

Danuta McBride of Station Road, admitted driving with excess alcohol on the A16 Louth by­pass on June 5.

The court was told McBride was stopped by police because her Skoda car was identified as not having a current test certificate and she gave a positive breath test.

She was arrested and found to have a reading of 42 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Mitigating, Rachel Woodcock said McBride had had only one glass of wine the previous evening but had been to a party the night before that and did not think it would be an issue 40 hours later.

She said McBride had been driving to Louth Hospital to see a friend who had been taken in.

McBride was fined £110 and ordered to pay £255 in costs and charges.

She was banned from driving for 12 months but was offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course which would reduce the period of disqualification by three months.