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Motorist hit two cars while driving home from pub
7:00am Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
A 42-year-old who drove into two vehicles on her way home from The Craven Arms in Appletreewick has been ordered to pay £255 in fines and costs.
Rachel Currie provided a positive roadside breath test after the accident on June 22 but a further blood test – because she was borderline over the limit – proved negative, Skipton magistrates heard on Friday.
Currie, who admitted by letter driving without due care, had spent the evening at the pub with a friend and had a few glasses of wine.
She had been on her way home to Skyreholme when she hit a parked van and ended up on the other side of the road, sandwiched between a wall and another car, the court heard.
In her letter, Currie said she was in the middle of a change of career and lifestyle and although not physically injured by the collision had been distressed.
She said her car had been written off at scrap value – she had only third-party insurance.
Magistrates gave her five penalty points and fined her £150 with costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20.