Louth drink driver, 21, banned and fined


A woman who moved her car in the early hours of the morning to avoid being given a parking ticket in the day time was over the alcohol limit, a court has been told.

Alexandra Kerswell, 21, of The Sidings, Louth, admitted driving with excess alcohol in Northgate on December 19 last year when she appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court.

The court heard that at the time she was living in Tudor Drive and at 1.50am she went to move her car so that she did not get a parking ticket in the morning, but she collided with a wall and was injured, requiring hospital treatment.

Nick Todd, prosecuting, said Ms Kerswell had a blood test at the hospital which revealed she was more than one and a half times over the legal limit.

Mitigating, Dave Clapham said that if she had the parking fine it would have cost her £30, which would have been a lot cheaper for her. He said: “She made an error of judgement in moving the car.”

She was fined £220 and ordered to pay a £22 victim surcharge and £85 in costs. She was also disqualified from driving for 16 months but was offered the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course which would reduce the period of disqualification by four months.