Three-year ban given for repeated drink-driving

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A WOMAN wept in the dock as she faced her second drink drive charge in the space of three years.

Sharon Alexander, 45, of Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol when she appeared at Hastings Magistrates Court last week.

Mark Kateley, prosecuting, said: “Police stopped her Vauxhall Vectra in Upper Maze Hill at 8.30pm on October 29.

“She appeared to be inebriated. Her husband was in the car and also appeared to be inebriated.

“A blood test recorded an alcohol reading of 97mg in 100ml of blood – the legal limit is 80mg.

“She is in breach of a 12-month conditional discharge for being drunk and disorderly and has a previous drink driving conviction in 2007 when she received a 20 -month ban.

Alexander, defending herself, shook her head when magistrates asked if she had anything to say.

She was banned from driving for three years and fined a total of £285. The conditional discharge was allowed to continue.