Mablethorpe woman ‘almost twice over the drink-drive limit’


Marina Skinner, 41, of Wellington Road in Mablethorpe, has been found guilty of driving while almost twice over the legal drink-drive limit.

The offence took place in Wellington Road on January 31, where Skinner drove a car while she had 64 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – almost twice over the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.

Skinner pleaded not guilty to the offence at Skegness Magistrates’ Court on March 1 – where she had admitted a separate charge of using threatening or abusive language on January 31, contrary to the Public Order Act.

However, she was found guilty of the drink-driving offence at the same court on May 13.

Skinner was fined £375 and was disqualified from driving for 17 months, which can be reduced by 17 weeks if she chooses to complete a driving course.

She was ordered to pay a further £620 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service, and a £37 victim surcharge.

No separate penalty was imposed for the public order offence, which was admitted at Skinner’s previous court appearance.