Woman who was arrested for drink driving after asking police for a lift home receives a 22 month driving ban

PUBLISHED: 16:25 18 June 2018

Stock image. Photo: James Bass.

Stock image. Photo: James Bass.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2014

A woman has been given a £500 fine and been banned from driving for 22 months after she attempted to drive whilst over the legal drink drive limit.

The woman first came to the attention of Police on Saturday, June 2 when she staggered out of a pub in Downham Market and asked police for a lift home. When they refused, she got into her own car and ended up getting a lift to the police cells after all.

At the time PC Rod Morrison tweeted: “Female left pub in Downham Market, staggered over to my car asked for a lift I declined she then climbed into her car and drove off- blew 87 in custody and now bedded down in the cells for the night.”

Now, following an appearance at King’s Lynn Magistrates Court the woman has been banned from driving for 22 months and received at fine of several hundred pounds.

On Twitter PC Rod Morrison said: “There are simply no excuses for putting others at risk when there are plenty of taxis in town.”

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