Buxton drink driver four times the limit

A Buxton cleaner has received a suspended prison sentence for driving while almost four times over the limit.

Monday, 19th May 2014, 7:00 am
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Susan Woolliscroft was stopped by police on Ashwood Close, in Buxton, after leaving Morrisons, on Bakewell Road, at about 1.30pm on April 25.

When breathalysed she was found to have 137 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.

The 57-year-old, of Upper End Road, Peak Dale, admitted drink driving and was sentenced on Monday at High Peak Magistrates’ Court.

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The court heard that she acted as a full time carer for her mother, while also looking after the animals on mother’s small holding.

Chairman of the bench Mr Hickman said: “You were four times over the legal limit and driving at a time when members of the public were around. You could have crashed and killed somebody.”

Woolliscroft was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months, a 12-month supervision order, 200 hours of unpaid work and a three-year driving ban.

She was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and an £80 victim surcharge.