York woman arrested twice during drink-drive purge

York Press: . .

A DRIVER from York has been arrested twice in three weeks on suspicion of drink driving.

North Yorkshire Police said the 21-year-old woman was first arrested after police stopped her in Bishopthorpe Road on December 1.

"While on bail for that alleged offence, she was arrested in Lowther Terrace in the early hours of yesterday," said a force spokesman.

"She has been charged with the second offence and is due to appear at York Magistrates' Court on Monday."

He said 72 people had been arrested so far during the force's Christmas Safety Campaign targeting drink and drug drivers.

Meanwhile, the force has released video footage of a woman who overturned her car near Skipton to highlight the dangers of drink driving.

Deborah Anderson, aged 52, was more than three times the legal limit for alcohol in blood when she crashed on October 18.

She was sentenced by magistrates yesterday to 250 hours unpaid work and banned from driving for three years after pleading guilty to drink driving and dangerous driving, and also received a 12 month supervised community order.

The spokesman said the video footage clearly showed how judgement could be badly impaired when driving after drinking, and Anderson was lucky to escape the collision with just minor bruising.

Inspector Paul Cording said: “This is a shocking example of just how much drinking can affect your ability to drive. “The lady in this case was extremely fortunate that she didn't seriously hurt herself or somebody else. “I hope people will watch the footage and realise just how dangerous drink driving can be.”

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