A DRIVER caught behind the wheel on new year's day whilst over the alcohol limit has been banned from the roads.

Magistrates sitting in York on Monday this week heard that Sammy Jo Gallagher was caught drink driving on the A19 in Northallerton on January 1, 2022.

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The 33-year-old had 43microgrammes of alcohol in 100millilitres of breath - the legal limit is 35mg.

Gallagher, of Bankfields Road, Eston, pleaded guilty to the offence and was disqualified from driving for a year.

She was also ordered to pay £239 in court fines and charges.

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