DRONFIELD: Drunk woman was four times over the legal limit may have been asleep at the wheel

From the courts
From the courts

A JAIL sentence hangs over a Coal Aston woman who crashed her car after drinking almost four times the limit.

Kay Legallez’s Fiat Punto collided with a Volvo car parked in Oakhill Road, Dronfield, at 11pm on December 20.

Sarah Haslam, prosecuting, told Chesterfield magistrates that a resident heard the crash and went outside.

Legallez (42) told him she was okay. “She tried to re-start her vehicle and he removed the keys,” said Mrs Haslam.

Police were called and Legallez, who was stumbling while walking, failed a breathalsyer test and was arrested.

She told officers she was returning home from her boyfriend’s address and she was not sure but she believed she may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

“She said she felt fine when she took the decision to drive,” added Mrs Haslam.

Legallez, of Oakdell, Coal Aston, gave a reading of 124mcgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath. The limit is 35mcgs.

The bench jailed her for 12 weeks but suspended the prison term for a year. They imposed a 32-month road ban, to be cut to 24 months if she passes a drink-driving rehabilitation course.

Legallez also received 100 hours unpaid work, a 7pm-7am curfew for three months and a one-year probation supervision order.

She must pay an £80 surcharge to a victims-of-crime fund and £85 costs