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Brampton woman admits drink-driving

Carlisle Magistrates Court
Carlisle Magistrates Court

[A] woman has admitted drink-driving after she was stopped by police driving from her home in Brampton to the McVities biscuit factory in Caldewgate, Carlisle for the night-shift, she was stopped driving a Renault Clio on Church Street near to the factory.

She failed a road-side breath test and was arrested, at Durranhill police station she gave a evidential breath sample with a reading of 80 microgram’s of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit is 35mg.

Judith May Todhunter, 63, gave her address as Berrymoor Road, Brampton and pleaded guilty to driving while above the legal limit on January 22.

District Judge Gerald Chalk in the magistrate’s court was told Mrs Todhunter is “utterly ashamed”, she had been to a funeral of a close friend on the day and had drank three-glass of wine, she was quite tearful during interview saying “this is no example to set my grandchild”, she has worked at the factory for 27-years her lawyer told the judge and she admits her driving was “impaired” while driving.

Mrs Todhunter was disqualified from driving for 20-months with a fine of £340 and prosecution costs of £85 and a victims surcharge of £34, she was offered a drink-drivers rehabilitation course which could reduce her ban by 20-weeks.

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