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Over-limit driver banned after crash on way home from Wetherspoons

By Dayna Farrington | Telford | Crime | Published:

A woman has been banned from driving for 12 months after she crashed into a parked car while over the drink-drive limit.

The legal driving limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of blood

Kirsty Percival, of Festival Gardens, Arleston, Telford, admitted a charge of drink-driving when she appeared at Telford Magistrates Court yesterday.

The court heard the 24-year-old had gone to hospital after being involved in a crash on December 6, and blood tests showed that there was 104 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.

The legal limit is 80 milligrams.

Ms Abigail Hall, prosecuting, said: “At 12.25am on December 7, officers were on duty and were called to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford to speak to a driver who had been involved in a road traffic collision in Burford at 10.50pm the night before.

“Officers said she smelt of alcohol when they arrived, her eyes were bloodshot and she was slurring her words.”

She added: “A sample of blood was taken and the result of the test revealed she had 104 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.

“She was later interviewed on January 12.

“She said that she had been to Wetherspoons and had two glasses of wine and given her friend a lift home.

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“She lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a parked car, which went into another car.

“She called her sister-in-law who took her to hospital.”

The court was told that she had no previous convictions.

In mitigation, Martin Walker said: “She pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

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“She was fully cooperative during the interview and she has no previous convictions.”

Chairman of the magistrates Christine Holmes banned her from driving for 12 months.

Percival was also ordered to pay a £375 fine, £135 in costs and a victim surcharge of £37.

She was also offered a drink-drive rehabilitation course, which would cut three months off her ban if she completes it by August 23.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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