Woman jailed for drink driving after being caught driving at almost four times the drink drive limit
A 45-year-old woman has been sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment after being caught driving at almost four times the drink drive limit twice since the start of June.
The defendant was initially arrested around 4.20pm on Monday 2 June after police received information about a woman driving a red Rover Metro who appeared to be intoxicated.
She was arrested, taken into custody and subsequently charged with driving with 130 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath and was bailed to appear before the Magistrates Court on June 17.
On Wednesday 11 June, police were called to a road traffic incident on the A1304 Bury Road at Newmarket around 5.10pm, where a red Metro had been in collision with an unattended parked car.
The defendant was found to be the driver and was arrested after she refused to provide a roadside breath test.
In custody she provided tests and was subsequently charged with driving with 136 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath (the legal limit is 35 microgrammes).
The defendant was detained and appeared before Magistrates in Bury St Edmunds on Thursday 12 June, to face both charges.
In view of the circumstances, the magistrates decided to pass a custodial sentence of 16 weeks. The individual concerned was also disqualified from driving for four years.