Road ban for drunk mother

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A LEGAL secretary was almost twice over the alcohol limit when her car mounted the pavement and just missed hitting a woman in Poulton.

Kelly Stone, a 30-year-old mother-of-two, who lived on the Fylde coast at the time of the offence, admitted driving with excess alcohol.

She was sentenced to 100 hours unpaid work for the community, banned from the road for three years and ordered to pay £60 victim’s surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said police saw Stone driving a Peugeot on Breck Road, Poulton.

She mounted the pavement opposite The Cube, on November 24, and just missed hitting a woman sitting on the windowsill of a shop. A breath test showed 69 micrograms of alcohol in her body – 35 is the limit. She had a previous similar conviction from 2007.

Kelly, now of Wellwyn Close, Urmston, Manchester, said she had a few glasses of wine, had some sleep then went out to pick someone up. She denied mounting the pavement and said she hardly ever drank alcohol.

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