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Penrith woman ‘stupid’ for drink-driving

[A] Penrith woman has told a judge she is “very, very sorry and feels stupid” after been caught drink driving.

Sharon Ann Kirkwood, 30, from Foster Street in the town pleaded guilty to drink driving when she appeared at Carlisle Magistrates Court today [Tues].

The offence took place on March 31 when police officers witnessed her car a Toyota Avensis driven erratically along Hutton Hill.

District Judge Gerald Chalk was told officers could smell alcohol on her breath, and she failed a road-side breathalyser test and was arrested.

At the police station she gave a further breath sample with a reading of 100mcrg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, she was over-twice the legal limit of 35.

She was disqualified from driving for 2-years and was given a 10-week electronically tagged house curfew between 9pm and 6am, she has to pay court costs of £85 and a victims surcharge of £60, she was given the option of attending the drink drivers rehabilitation course which could reduce her ban by 24-weeks.

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