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Drink driver gets 20-month ban

Worcester Editorial 3rd Jul, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

AN ‘ERRATIC’ driver has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 20 months after pleading guilty to drink driving.

Karen Baker, of Lyttleton Street, was also ordered to pay £415 in fines, court costs and victim surcharges after breathing 84 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The 34-year-old was stopped by police in the early hours of the morning on June 8 when she was driving her husband’s Peugeot 206 on Barbourne Lane erratically, Worcester Magistrates Court heard last Friday (June 27).

Defending solicitor David Olivere said: “She went to a pub on Ombersley Road and the intention had been to walk back, but she made the decision about 1 o’clock to drive.

“She believed she was fit to drive, sadly this wasn’t the case.”

She was fined £300, ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a £30 victim surcharge.

District Judge Nigel Cadbury added: “It’s always a serious matter to drive a motor vehicle with excess alcohol and the aggravating feature here is you were more than twice the legal limit.”

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