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Drink-driver banned after hitting neighbour’s car
11:32am Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
When police arrived, they saw damage to both cars and a breath test on Teresa Wood proved positive, the court was told.
She was taken to the police station where she was found to have 91 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
Wood admitted drink-driving on September 6.
The court heard that she was a woman of impeccable character and that both she and her husband liked to relax on a Friday after a hard week by drinking at home. She had already been drinking when she had driven the short distance to the Co-op and on her return had slightly clipped her neighbour’s car.
In mitigation, John Mewies said there had been a history of ill-feeling between the Woods and their neighbours and they had now decided to move to Skipton.
Wood, of Sharphaw View, was told by magistrates that her high reading, of more than two-and-a-half times over the legal limit, could have meant her being handed a community sentence, but they took her previous good character and early guilty plea into consideration and instead banned her from driving for two years and fined her £250 with costs of £85 and a victims surcharge of £25.
If she completes a drink drivers’ rehabilitation course by January 24, 2015, her ban will be reduced by 180 days.