Warsop drunk driver escapes prison

A WARSOP woman who ran over a pedestrian’s foot as she tried to drive home after drinking a bottle-and-a-half of wine has narrowly escaped prison.

Twenty-year-old Jade Dennett, of Little John Avenue, was given an eight-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months after admitting charges of driving while unfit through drink and failing to stop after a road accident.

Mansfield Magistrates’ Court was told Dennett had failed to stop after the incident on Warsop’s High Street, but a council warden grabbed her keys when she came to a halt after coming back round the block.

She got out of her Ford KA and was eventually found by police who said she was over the drink-drive limit.

Louisa Treharne, in mitigation, said Dennett had got rid of her vehicle, shown real remorse and would never be in front of the court again.

District Judge Baker said she had taken into account the early guilty plea and the fact Dennett recognised how dangerous it was to drive that day.

She added: “You were driving while having consumed a vast amount of alcohol. Your level of driving was dangerous, mounting the pavement and driving over a pedestrian’s foot. You could have killed them.”

Dennett was also ordered to attend a drink driver’s programme and disqualified from driving for on the roads for two years.