Louth teenager disqualified after admitting drink-driving

Court news
Court news

Louth teenager Molly Dennis has been banned from driving after admitting to driving with excess alcohol when she appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court.

Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting, said Dennis, 18, of Shearwater Close, was found upset and crying in her Peugeot 206 car after she drove into a signpost on a car park in Broadbank, Louth just after midnight on August 16.

He said she was unsteady on her feet and so upset that she was unable to blow into the breathalyser, but was taken to hospital as she had hurt her nose when she had crashed the car.

A test at the police station revealed she had 45 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

She told officers she had been at a friend’s house, had drunk alcohol but had had little to eat and had then had an argument with her partner before driving the car.

Dennis, who was not represented, told the magistrates she was ‘very sorry’.

“I never thought I’d do anything like that,” she said.

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.

She was also fined £150 and ordered to pay £255 in costs and charges.