Shropshire Star

GP found behind the wheel in car park at three times the drink drive limit avoids road ban

A GP who was found behind the wheel of a parked car while more than three times the drink drive limit has avoided a road ban after a court heard being disqualified would cost her her job.

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Dr Mary Goudge, 52, was in a Ford Focus in the car park of Morrisons in Market Drayton with half a bottle of wine in the driver side door pocket when police found her.

Officers were called to the car park off Maer Lane to reports of an intoxicated woman on November 7 this year, prosecutor Mrs Sharan Gill told Telford Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Because of the bottle in the car door, Goudge appearing "drowsy" and a noticeable smell of alcohol, officers asked her for a breath sample.

The lowest reading she gave showed 127mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mg per 100ml.