A woman was fined £500 along with 10 days in Prison in default of payment for drink driving whilst her children were inside the vehicle.
The mother, Alison Norris, aged 45 put her three young children inside the car just before a late night crash.
Shortly after setting off with the youngsters, Winchester Crown Court heard that she lost full control of the vehicle and collided with another car after leaving the road.
Thankfully, the children were not injured but the experience was thought to be ”very alarming” for them, said by Mr Justice Burnett.
Divorcee Norris was believed to have failed two breath tests, one just after police arrived on the scene on the 30th December last year in Chandler’s Ford and another when she was taken to the police station. The two tests proved that she was more than three times over the limit and she admitted driving with excess alcohol at a previous hearing and was also forced to pay a victim’s surcharge of £50.
However, Norris was offered to have her disqualification reduced by a quarter by taking part and attending in a drink-drivers’ awareness course.
During the court case, the face she was driving along with her three children under such dangerous circumstances was described by the judge as a ”serious aggravating feature”.
The judge said that he was satisfied the justice of the case could be met with a disqualification and a fine.Tags: drink driving solicitors