Pensioner, 70, was over limit

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A pensioner who was more than twice over the alcohol limit crashed into a solicitor’s office.

Mary Wilde then tried to reverse but selected the wrong gear and smashed into the wall of Warings law firm at Blackpool again.

Wilde, 70, of Hermon Avenue, Anchorsholme, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

She was banned from the road for 20 months and fined £150 with £300 costs plus £20 victims’ surcharge by District Judge David Purcell sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said that on December 27 last year, at 2.05pm, a lawyer in his office heard a loud bang and the wall behind him reverberated. He went outside and saw a Citroen Saxo at an angle against the office wall. There was debris over the pavement.

Trevor Colebourne, defending, said it was a huge shock for his client to find herself before a court for the first time in her life.

He added Wilde had never even had motoring points on her licence.

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