Mother of two drove while drunk

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A mother-of-two had been drinking before she drove a car the wrong way down a one-way street.

Heather Burgess, unemployed, 42, of Clevedon Road, North Shore, admitted failing to provide a breath specimen for alcohol testing.

She was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £110 with £85 costs plus £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor, Pam Smith, said on May 29 at 3.20am a witness saw a Peugeot speed through a no-entry sign on Queen Street going the wrong way down a one-way street.

The witness told her to turn the engine off when the car stopped, but Burgess just looked at him. She smelled of alcohol, but failed to give police the required breath specimen.

David Charnley, defending, said Burgess, who had no previous convictions, took medication. She had admitted her guilt immediately.

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