Drink driver collided with trees

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A woman, who drove her friend’s car while she was over the alcohol limit, has appeared before magistrates in Skegness.

Tamara Louise Sizer, 24, of Wayside Close, Holton le Clay, admitted driving with excess alcohol and without insurance or a full driving licence.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said Sizer was driving a Vauxhall Astra car at 3.20am on December 16, when she left the road and collided with some trees at Cheapside.

When police attended they found the car in the middle of the road with Sizer sitting in it. She was distressed and could only give her first name.

Due to a head injury it was not possible to give her a roadside breath test and she was taken to hospital where the blood procedure was carried out.

She was found to have a reading of 140 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 100.

Defending, Nicholas Alderson said she could remember very little about the incident as she had been concussed. He said the car belonged to a friend and had been written off in the accident so Sizer had to pay compensation to her friend.

Sizer was disqualified from driving for 18 months but was offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course, which would reduce the period of disqualification by four months.

She was also fined a total of £400 and ordered to pay £85 in court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.