A MUM who decided to drive from Dorset to Chelmsley Wood ‘on the spur of the moment’ to see her boyfriend has been banned from driving for being over the limit.
Amanda Robins, 34, got behind the wheel on May 12 despite drinking wine earlier in the evening, Solihull Magistrates Court heard on Monday.
Gez Newsome, prosecuting, said: “It was around 11pm when a police officer on duty was informed by control that a car on the M42 northbound, junction seven to eight, was seen swerving.
“The vehicle was stopped and the officer reported smelling alcohol on the driver’s breath.”
A breath test revealed Robins had consumed 57mg of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35mg.
In her defence, the bench was told she had originally planned to travel to her boyfriend’s house in Chelmsley Wood the following day but decided to go that evening and ‘felt fine’ to drive.
Magistrates heard that the defendant, of Warham, Dorset, had been suffering with some mental health issues and wanted to see her boyfriend for ‘emotional comfort’.
Robins was disqualified from driving for 12 months, fined £110 and told to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.