Grantham court: New life in Oz halted after offences

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A 27-year-old who crashed into two parked cars in Londonthorpe pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and for failing to provide a blood specimen in hospital.

Adele Williams, 27, of Arnold Avenue, Sheffield, had been in the area after attending a three-week boot camp, as she was training to be a fitness instructor ahead of a move to Australia.

Shelley Wilson, prosecuting, related how on April 27 at just before 11pm residents in the village heard a loud bang and went outside to see that a BMW had collided with a parked vehicle which had caused it to shunt forward into another parked car.

Williams identified herself as the driver of the BMW to residents and police, but was unable to provide a reading on the breathalyser after several attempts.

She then went to hospital where the consultant was happy for her to provide a specimen of blood, but she left failing to do so and would not comment on why when interviewed by police.

Giles Tyas, defending, explained how Williams was about to go to Australia to start a new life after finding it difficult to obtain employment in the UK following a conviction when she was younger.

Despite attempts to join the armed forces and to establish herself as a fitness instructor, she had decided to move abroad and booked a flight for May 8 which had since been cancelled and moved to June because of the charges.

Grantham magistrates disqualified Williams from driving for 12 months and ordered her to pay a fine of £110 for failing to provide a blood sample, as well as a fine of £35, victim surcharge of £20 and prosecution costs of £85 for driving carelessly.