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Drink driver from Solihull loses licence

A 62-year-old who was more than three times the legal drink drive limit has been banned from driving after she crashed her car along the Warwick Road.

A 62-year-old who was more than three times the legal drink drive limit has been banned from driving after she crashed her car along the Warwick Road.

Sandra Burrows, of Chestnut Walk, Henley-in-Arden, spent the night in a police cell and missed her holiday after she was arrested for drink driving on October 1.

Burrows, who got behind the wheel after drinking half a bottle of gin, was on her way to her friend’s house in Solihull to get ready to go on holiday the next day.

After the collision, she needed help getting out of her vehicle, her speech was slurred and her eyes were glazed, Solihull Magistrates Court heard on Monday.

Her solicitor, Tim Chatham, said: “My client has been suffering financial difficulties, she has also had a problem with cancer and is due to have an operation on her face.

There were a few things building up, she had had a drink and decided she was fit to drive.”

Burrows pleaded guilty to drink driving. She was banned for 24 months, placed under a supervision and community order for 12 months and told to carry out a 21 day alcohol activity programme.

The defendant was also ordered to pay £85 costs and £60 victim surcharge.

 

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