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Police release video of drink driver who overturned her car near Skipton
4:49pm Friday 20th December 2013 in News
North Yorkshire Police has released a video of a woman who overturned her car near Skipton to highlight the dangers of drink driving.
Deborah Anderson, 52, was more than three and a half times the legal limit for alcohol in blood when she crashed on the B6265 at Hedden at about 7.30pm on 18 October.
At Skipton Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 20 December 2013), she was handed a 12 month community order with supervision and ordered to carry out 250 hours unpaid work. For dangerous driving she received a 24 month ban, and for drink driving, a 26 month ban, to run at the same time.
The video footage clearly shows how judgement can be badly impaired when driving after drinking, and Anderson was lucky to escape the collision with just minor bruising.
Inspector Paul Cording, of North Yorkshire Police’s Road Policing Group, said: “This is a shocking example of just how much drinking can affect your ability to drive.
“The lady in this case was extremely fortunate that she didn’t seriously hurt herself or somebody else, considering the lack of control she had over her vehicle.
“I hope people will watch the footage and realise just how dangerous drink driving can be. You might think you are in control but you aren’t and it can have devastating consequences.”
If you suspect anyone of drink or drug driving, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 1 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.
If you prefer to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.