Drink-driver rammed car at McDonald’s and demanded her chips

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A drink-driver repeatedly rammed the motorist in front of her at a McDonald’s drive-through shouting “Oi, I want my chips”.

Kayleigh Wye, who was almost three times over the alcohol limit, kept revving her engine at the Blackpool take-away.

She then screamed, sounded her horn and shunted the car in front of her three times, prompting the alarmed driver she was ramming to call the police on his mobile for help.

Wye, 29, of Oakleaf Way, Mereside, an NHS worker with patients who have mental health problems, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

She was sentenced to do 100 hours unpaid work for the community, put on 15 days rehabilitation to be supervised by the probation service, disqualified from driving for 23 months and ordered to pay £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said the offence took place on April 1 at the McDonald’s in Cherry Tree Road.

Police arrived to find the back bumper of the man’s car Wye had rammed was damaged. A blood test showed 233 milligrams of alcohol in her body – 80 is the limit.

Gerry Coyle, defending, said his client, who had no previous convictions, had been going through a very bad time in her life.

Just before the offence Wye had learnt her mother had been diagnosed with a brain tumour and had suffered a brain haemorrhage.

Wye had also been suspended from work.

Mr Coyle added: “She drank half-a-bottle of vodka and then decided to go to McDonald’s for something to eat.

“Since the offence she has been to her doctor and been prescribed anti-depressants. She has also sold her car.”