Grantham court: Wife drove after vodka shots

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A woman who had argued with her husband drove her car after drinking several shots of vodka.

Lorraine Mears, 57, of Larch Avenue, Allington Gardens, Allington, admitted drink driving in the village on February 13.

Prosecuting, Paul Wood said Mears had drunk three or four shots of vodka after the argument and then drove to Gonerby Services and bought a bottle of wine. She drank some of the wine before driving back home.

Mr Wood said Mears’ car was seen weaving across the road and bumping into a verge by a member of the public who reported her to police.

She gave a positive breath test and was arrested. The test gave a reading of 99 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol.

Defending, Sonia Bhalla said it was a high alcohol reading and for that reason she asked for a probation report.

Magistrates adjourned the case until March 16 for a report. They imposed an interim driving ban on Mears and granted her unconditional bail.