Bingo drink put woman over drink drive limit

Having a drink at a bingo session and then driving home cost a woman her job as a manageress.

Friday, 23rd September 2016, 3:36 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:51 pm
Blackpool Magistrates Court

Nakita Holliday, a part-time pub worker, of John Street, Thornton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

Police saw Holliday, 29, driving a Fiat Stilo slightly erratically on Hatfield Avenue, Fleetwood, on September 4 at 1.40am

She was pulled over and a breath test showed she was over the limit.

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Patrick Nelligan, defending, said Holliday, had been to bingo with a friend. She had had a drink because she did not intend driving home, but decided to drive home.

She had just been appointed a manageress and as a result of the offence had been relieved of that job.

Holliday was banned for 17 months and fined £120 by Blackpool magistrates.