Darlington woman drank two bottles of wine before driving, court told

Motorist banned for two years for drink driving

Motorist banned for two years for drink driving

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A WOMAN who downed two bottles of wine crashed into a bollard after ignoring her daughter’s pleas not to drive, a court heard.

Karen Wood, 48, was four times over the drink drive limit as she drove her Vauxhall Insignia along Salter’s Lane South, Darlington, on April 19.

Her teenage daughter had already got out of the car after Wood, of Oakwood Drive, Darlington, almost hit other vehicles, said Jon Garside, prosecuting.

He told magistrates at Newton Aycliffe that Wood’s car was seen at 5.40pm before she hit the bollard and skidded 15 metres before the car spun round in the road. She had to be helped from the car out by the emergency services.

Wood admitted drink driving after providing a reading of 150mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The limit is 35mg.

Stephen Andrews, mitigating, said she fully accepted what she had done.

District judge Martin Walker heard Wood was stressed at work and had suffered family problems and did not normally drink and drive.

Wood was banned from driving for two years and was given an eight week jail sentence suspended for a year.

She will also pay £85 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

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4:46pm Wed 7 May 14

charliebrown1 says...

Feel sorry for her daughter
Feel sorry for her daughter charliebrown1
  • Score: 5

10:02am Thu 8 May 14

hippyjohn says...

she could just claim to be not able to read
she could just claim to be not able to read hippyjohn
  • Score: 30

12:34pm Thu 8 May 14

MartinMo says...

By the looks of the sentence they already took pity on her. Justice system is laughable at the best of times without idiots like this walking away with a slapped wrist.
By the looks of the sentence they already took pity on her. Justice system is laughable at the best of times without idiots like this walking away with a slapped wrist. MartinMo
  • Score: 3

2:33pm Thu 8 May 14

laughingboy51 says...

hippyjohn wrote:
she could just claim to be not able to read
I notice we can leave comments on here but not on the illiterate Gypsy leader

WHY?
[quote][p][bold]hippyjohn[/bold] wrote: she could just claim to be not able to read[/p][/quote]I notice we can leave comments on here but not on the illiterate Gypsy leader WHY? laughingboy51
  • Score: 22

11:24am Fri 9 May 14

DurhamDurham says...

Skank should have took a header through the windscreen, learned the hard way not to drink and drive. No sympathy!
Skank should have took a header through the windscreen, learned the hard way not to drink and drive. No sympathy! DurhamDurham
  • Score: 7

12:03pm Fri 9 May 14

MartinMo says...

DurhamDurham wrote:
Skank should have took a header through the windscreen, learned the hard way not to drink and drive. No sympathy!
That's a little harsh, what ever did the windscreen do to deserve that comment.
[quote][p][bold]DurhamDurham[/bold] wrote: Skank should have took a header through the windscreen, learned the hard way not to drink and drive. No sympathy![/p][/quote]That's a little harsh, what ever did the windscreen do to deserve that comment. MartinMo
  • Score: 6

10:04pm Fri 9 May 14

Triglet says...

I agree with Hippyjohn , she might of got a re- hab break at center parks at tax payers expense by the Courts
I agree with Hippyjohn , she might of got a re- hab break at center parks at tax payers expense by the Courts Triglet
  • Score: -2

6:14pm Sat 10 May 14

Bank of Europe says...

laughingboy51 wrote:
hippyjohn wrote:
she could just claim to be not able to read
I notice we can leave comments on here but not on the illiterate Gypsy leader

WHY?
It is laughable this cretin is reported and we are able to comment on the page..... BUT where is the opportunity to discuss the To@@ Pot Leader of the Gypsies..... No wonder we the 'Townies' (as we are known), know there is one law for us and one for the Illiterate, Uneducated & Ignorant people that they are.... Just a thought though......... what would have happened if he had hit a child ?? These people disgust me but the Courts disgust me more
[quote][p][bold]laughingboy51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hippyjohn[/bold] wrote: she could just claim to be not able to read[/p][/quote]I notice we can leave comments on here but not on the illiterate Gypsy leader WHY?[/p][/quote]It is laughable this cretin is reported and we are able to comment on the page..... BUT where is the opportunity to discuss the To@@ Pot Leader of the Gypsies..... No wonder we the 'Townies' (as we are known), know there is one law for us and one for the Illiterate, Uneducated & Ignorant people that they are.... Just a thought though......... what would have happened if he had hit a child ?? These people disgust me but the Courts disgust me more Bank of Europe
  • Score: 4

6:54pm Tue 13 May 14

thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth says...

Bank of Europe wrote:
laughingboy51 wrote:
hippyjohn wrote:
she could just claim to be not able to read
I notice we can leave comments on here but not on the illiterate Gypsy leader

WHY?
It is laughable this cretin is reported and we are able to comment on the page..... BUT where is the opportunity to discuss the To@@ Pot Leader of the Gypsies..... No wonder we the 'Townies' (as we are known), know there is one law for us and one for the Illiterate, Uneducated & Ignorant people that they are.... Just a thought though......... what would have happened if he had hit a child ?? These people disgust me but the Courts disgust me more
Couldn't agree more.

We're all equal - but some are more equal than others.

Vive la revolution!
[quote][p][bold]Bank of Europe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]laughingboy51[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hippyjohn[/bold] wrote: she could just claim to be not able to read[/p][/quote]I notice we can leave comments on here but not on the illiterate Gypsy leader WHY?[/p][/quote]It is laughable this cretin is reported and we are able to comment on the page..... BUT where is the opportunity to discuss the To@@ Pot Leader of the Gypsies..... No wonder we the 'Townies' (as we are known), know there is one law for us and one for the Illiterate, Uneducated & Ignorant people that they are.... Just a thought though......... what would have happened if he had hit a child ?? These people disgust me but the Courts disgust me more[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. We're all equal - but some are more equal than others. Vive la revolution! thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth
  • Score: 4

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