CHESTERFIELD: Drink-driver barmaid caught with drugs

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A drink-drive barmaid whose boss made her a cocktail after a night shift went on to crash her Mitsubishi Shogun 4x4 vehicle and be caught with cannabis.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how Alexandra Jenkins, 22, of Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield, Chesterfield, crashed into a stationary vehicle on Alma Road, North Wingfield, and when police examined her 4x4 they also found 0.3grammes of cannabis.

Ian Shaw. prosecuting, said: “Miss Jenkins was involved in a collision with a stationary vehicle and she panicked and ran off and was located in the vicinity.

“Police examined the vehicle and found a small amount of cannabis.

“She admitted losing control of the vehicle, going faster than she should and crashing and she admitted the cannabis was hers.”

Steve Brint, defending, said she was employed in Arkwright and her boss made all the staff a drink and he made Miss Jenkins a cocktail. Mr Brint added: “It was drizzly and she lost control of her car and had an accident and left the scene momentarily.”

Jenkins, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol drink-drive limit and possessing class B drug cannabis after the incident last month. Magistrates fined Jenkins £128 and ordered her to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs. She was also disqualified from driving for 18 months.