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Driver hit kerb after drinking; IN BRIEF.

A PUB worker drove into a kerb after drinking wine to unwind after work.

Stephanie Hadlow was double the legal limit when she caught the attention of police.

She told them she'd drunk a large glass of wine after completing her 'long' trial shift.

The 33-year-old pleaded guilty to driving while over the prescribed limit.

She was spotted by police driving her Peugeot 308 shortly after 1am on August 23.

Their attention was drawn to her because she hit a kerb as she drove along Wakefield Road in Moldgreen.

Prosecutor Alex Bozman said that the officers pulled up alongside her at a red traffic light.

They could smell alcohol on her breath and her eyes were glazed.

Hadlow, of Grand Cross Road in Dalton, was arrested after stopping outside her home and taken to Huddersfield Police Station.

There she provided breath tests which showed that she had 72mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath.

This is more than double the legal limit of 35mg.

Hadlow, who was not represented, said she'd just completed a trial shift at a pub.

She told Kirklees magistrates: "I'd had a long day and didn't eat that day.

"After my shift finished I had a large glass of wine, then sat in the car and drove home.

"I'm truly sorry for what I did."

Magistrates banned her from driving for 20 months.

She will have to pay PS150 fine plus PS85 court costs and PS32 victim surcharge.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Sep 11, 2019
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