Grantham court: Caught by crash

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A female driver from Denton collided with another car while more than double the legal alcohol limit and in an uninsured vehicle.

Lynn Hessom, aged 38, of Hungate Road, pleaded guilty to driving with 89 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath in a Ford Focus for which she didn’t have insurance.

The two charges relate to February 7, when at around 6pm the Ford and a Peugeot collided on Harlaxton Road and roadside tests taken.

During an interview Hessom explained that she owned an Audi which had failed its MOT and had been given the Ford to drive in the interim, not realising that she was not insured to drive the vehicle.

Sonia Bhalla, defending, said Hessom had recently suffered the death of her partner of nine years, and was drinking and on anti-depressants. Her client who has no previous convictions, wanted to express how sorry she is for the offences.

Hessom was disqualified from driving for 20 months, which she can reduce by 20 weeks through completion of a drink driver’s rehabilitation course.

Magistrates said she must also pay a £110 fine, £85 in prosecution costs and a £20 victim surcharge.