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Woman caught drink-driving at more than 3 times limit, thanks to restaurant staff
A WOMAN who was caught driving while more than three times the drink drive limit has been given a four-year driving ban.
Kathy Crofts, 54, of St Andrews Road, Whitby, was arrested on Thursday for drink driving just days after a previous arrest for the same charge.
Staff from a York restaurant phoned police on Thursday when Crofts left just before 3pm, to report they believed she was unfit to drive.
Officers pulled her over on the A169 near Pickering and performed a roadside breathalyser test which showed she was 120 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.
She was arrested at about 3.40pm and remanded overnight, before appearing at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court today.
Crofts pleaded guilty to driving while over the limit on Thursday, and to a separate charge of driving while over the limit from February 9, when a breathalyser showed she was 104mg in breath - almost three times the legal limit.
Crofts was disqualified from driving for a total of four years and given a 12 week prison sentence, suspended for one year.