Woman in crash had been drinking

Preston Crown Court

Preston Crown Court

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A woman who had been drinking crashed her car into a taxi on Queen’s Promenade, Blackpool.

Leanne Ashton, 30, of Cavendish Road, Bispham, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen for alcohol testing and driving without insurance.

She was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on August 1 for sentence by Blackpool magistrates, who also banned her from the road in the meantime.

Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said on June 5 at 9.10pm Ashton was driving a Saxo on the Promenade when she turned onto Red Bank Road, failing to give way for a taxi.

The taxi driver was taken to hospital with back pain.

Ashton gave a roadside breath test which was positive for alcohol, but failed to give a specimen at the police station.

She was on a 13-week prison sentence suspended for 24 months imposed by a judge at Preston Crown Court.

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