Sutton driver still drunk the morning after in Annesley

A Sutton woman was nearly twice over the limit when she was arrested in Annesley Woodhouse the morning after a night's boozing, a court has heard.

Thursday, 24th August 2017, 3:17 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:27 pm
Mansfield Magistrates Court

Kelly Webster’s Ford Fiesta was followed by police from Skegby Road, at 6am, on August 6, after she dropped off a passenger.

She drove around the corner to Hardstaff Close, where she got out and walked away, but was unsteady on her feet, prosecutor Robert Carr said.

A test revealed she had 68 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, when the legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

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Webster, 39, of St Mary’s Road, admitted drink driving when she appeared before magistrates in Mansfield, on Thursday.

She told the court: “It was the morning after. I had been out drinking and got in about 12pm. I didn’t feel drunk when I got up. I had no intention of drink driving.”

Webster was fined £120, with £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

She was banned for 18 months, but magistrates offered her a drink drive rehabilitation course which will reduce the disqualification by 137 days if completed by August 2018.