Keen nose catches driver

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A DRIVE-THROUGH takeaway assistant reported a woman driver to police because he believed he could smell alcohol on her breath.

Casey Addison, 20, of Chatsworth Avenue, Bispham, admitted failing to provide a breath specimen for alcohol testing.

She was fined £110 with £85 costs plus £20 victims’ surcharge and banned from the road for 17 months by Blackpool magistrates.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said Addison went to the McDonalds drive-through at Freeport, Fleetwood, at 8.10pm on January 25.

The server believed he could smell alcohol on the driver’s breath and called police.

Hugh Pond, defending, said Addison had given her aunt, who had been to a funeral and drunk too much, a lift home.

Addison did not have a drink until she got home. She was annoyed when police arrested her, as she had not caused any trouble, and refused to give a breath sample.

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