Volunteer fears drink was spiked

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A clerk who was three times over the limit when she crashed her car had no recollection of the evening after having her first drink.

Kelly Couch believed her drink had been spiked before she hit a lampost and traffic signal.

Couch, 29, of Ullswater Avenue, Fleetwood, admitted driving with excess alcohol.

She was sentenced to do 80 hours unpaid work for the community, banned from the road for two years and told to pay £85 costs with £60 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

The judge told her: “You presented a risk to yourself and anyone else who might have been on the road.”

Crouch, a volunteer worker with the RSPCA animal charity, believed her drink was spiked.

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