Driver twice over limit on second offence

Craven Herald: The defendant appeared at Skipton Magistrates' Court The defendant appeared at Skipton Magistrates' Court

A driver previously banned for drink driving received a three-year ban by Skipton magistrates for her second offence within five years.

Jaquelin Archibald, 44, was nearly twice over the limit when she was stopped by police as she drove along Keighley Road, Skipton, at 5am on November 9, the court heard.

Archibald provided a positive roadside breath test and was taken to the police station where she was found to have 68 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit is 35.

Archibald, who admitted drink-driving, had been banned for a year in November, 2011.

In mitigation, Nigel Jamieson said Archibald had been staying with her then partner and had got up early to get some cigarettes. He said she had believed because she had slept after drinking, that she was alright to drive.

He said Archibald, of Pimlott Road, Bolton, would suffer greatly as a result of losing her licence as she worked in Sheffield and would have to rely on public transport.

She was fined £400 and banned from driving for 36 months. She will also have to pay costs of £85 and a victims surcharge of £40.

Magistrates refused to let her take part in the drink drivers rehabilitation course as she had taken it before.

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