A RANGE Rover driver who had to rescued from her vehicle after overturning it on Pale Lane, Carleton, was over the drink-drive limit, heard Skipton Magistrates Court.

Jody Cowgill, 33, was freed from her vehicle, which was horizontal and blocking the road, in the early hours of October 23 by a taxi driver, who had to smash a window so she could climb out, the court heard yesterday (Friday).

Cowgill provided a positive roadside breath test and was taken to the police station where she was found to have 56 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit is 35.

Cowgill, of previous good character, admitted drink-driving, and told the court she was very sorry for what she had done, that it was fortunate that no one else had been injured, and that losing her licence would be ‘life-changing.’

She said she had been with her partner, in Skipton, they had been drinking wine during the evening and she had intended to stay overnight at his house. But, they had quarrelled and she had decided to drive home, it not occurring to her she was over the limit.

Cowgill, of Calf Wood Lane to Dale End, Lothersdale, was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £380 and ordered to pay a surcharge of £38 and costs of £85.

If she completes a drink drivers rehabilitation course, her ban will be reduced by 13 weeks.