Edwinstowe woman banned after swerving to miss a rabbit

An Edwinstowe woman was caught drink driving by an off-duty cop after she swerved to avoid a rabbit, a court has heard.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 24th October 2016, 12:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 7:14 pm
Mansfield Magistrates Court.
Mansfield Magistrates Court.

Kirsty Dyson, 28, of Sixth Avenue, admitted driving with excess alcohol when she appeared before magistrates in Mansfield on Wednesday.

The court heard an off-duty police officer spotted her slumped over the wheel of her Peugeot 208, at around 11.40pm on September 29, on Church Street, in Edwinstowe.

She drove off down a road that was closed and the officer confiscated her keys and called the police.

A breath test revealed that she had 83 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

She was fined £392 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £39 and £85 costs. She was banned from driving for 17 months.