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Penrith woman admits drink-driving

Carlisle Magistrates Court
Carlisle Magistrates Court

A Judge was told when police officers stopped a silver Vauxhall Astra on Kilgour Street in Penrith, they got the impression the driver was going around the town in circles trying to evade them.

Appearing at Carlisle Magistrates Court was Roxanne Louise Ireland, 24, of Brentford Way, Penrith.

She pleaded guilty to drink-driving on August 17, judge Gerald Chalk was told Ireland failed a roadside breath test and was arrested.

At the police station she gave a reading of 41mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit is 35.

Miss Ireland told the court she was not trying evade police, she was trying to find a parking place and visit a friend.

Ireland was disqualified from driving for one-year with a fine of £300 with £85 court costs and a victims surcharge of £35, she was given the opportunity of going on the drink-drivers rehabilitation course which could reduce her driving ban by 12-weeks.