Drink-drive mum caught in Killamarsh with kids in vehicle

Chesterfield magistrates' court.
Chesterfield magistrates' court.

A drink-driver was four times over the legal limit with her two children in her car when she was involved in a collision.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Tuesday, August 25, how Karen Hogg, 40, narrowly missed an on-coming vehicle on Hut Lane, at Killamarsh, before colliding with a Vauxhall Astra.

Prosecuting solicitor Neil Hollett said: “A van driver saw the defendant’s vehicle all over the road and it took its time pulling out of a junction. It moved to the opposite side of the carriageway and narrowly missed another vehicle coming in the opposite direction. It then drove over white lines and collided with a Vauxhall Astra.”

Police smelled alcohol on Hogg’s breath, according to Mr Hollett, and they noticed two children aged about three and six in the vehicle.

The defendant told police she had been to Crich Tram Museum and had had two pints of cider and had also been drinking the night before. She also told police she felt terrible that her children were in the car.

Hogg, of Yew Tree Avenue, North Anston, Sheffield, pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol drink-drive limit after the incident on August 7.

She also pleaded guilty to two counts of being found drunk in charge of a child.

Magistrates adjourned the case until September 15 to consider a pre-sentence report.