Woman drove into traffic lights after drinking beer

09-0565-2''Mansfield Magistrates Court
09-0565-2''Mansfield Magistrates Court

A woman who crashed into a set of traffic lights in Annesley while twice the drink-drive limit has been banned from driving for 18 months.

Molgorzata Irena Sujka admitted she had drunk beer at her home on The Paddock, Kirkby, before heading to friend’s house where she admitted to drinking more.

Mansfield Magistrates’ Court heard how the 28-year-old had been heading along the A611 when the traffic lights began to change.

Prosecuting, Anna Pierrepont, said Sujka tried to speed up to get through the lights but misjudged the situation and crashed into them.

She was found to have 70mcgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath.

The legal limit is 35mcgs.

Sujka was not represented in court but said the magistrates: “I have made a big mistake and should not have got in to the car that day.

“I’m really sorry and I still feel horrible about what happened that day.

On top of the 18-month driving ban, she was fined £250, made to pay £85 costs and a £25 surcharge.

She accepted the drink-driving awareness court which will reduce her ban if she completes the course successfully.