Drink-driver was shopped by guests

Clifton Arms Hotel , Lytham
Clifton Arms Hotel , Lytham
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Hotel guests rang the police when they saw a woman they knew had been drinking drive off from the car park in her BMW.

Mother of two Tracey Atkinson’s car clipped another vehicle as she drove away from the Clifton Arms hotel in Lytham.

Blackpool Magistrates heard how police traced her car to her address on Ribby Road ,Wrea Green.

They arrested the 46-year-old marketing worker but she failed to give a proper breath test.

Atkinson admitted failing to give the test when she appeared at court. David Charnley, defending, said: “This woman is suffering embarrassment and shame.

“It is the first time and I would lay money on it – the last time- she will appear at a court.”

Atkinson was banned from the road for a year and ordered to pay a £250 fine and £85 costs.