Husband reported his wife

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A teacher undergoing an acrimonious divorce was reported to the police by her estranged husband for drink-driving.

Leanne Farrer sobbed as the court was told she was two-and-a-half times over the alcohol limit and had her two young children in the car with her.

Trevor Colebourne, defending, told magistrates that the husband’s behaviour was “a horrible example of retribution.”

Farrar, 36, of Knaresboro Avenue, Marton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

She was banned from the road for 20 months and fined £110 with £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Trevor Colebourne, defending, said his client, who had no previous convictions, was going through a very difficult divorce.

She went to an open day at Marton Institute with the children, believing her estranged husband would not be there.

The defence said he turned up, bought her some pints, then convinced her she would be all right to drive after drinking three pints.

Mr Colebourne added: “She should have smelt a rat.”

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