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Penrith woman admits being over three-times the drink-drive limit

Carlisle Magistrates Court

A Penrith woman has appeared in court and admitted being over three-times the legal drink-drive limit.

Miss Lee Juliette Walker, 48, of Graham Street, pleaded guilty at Carlisle Magistrates Court today [Tues].

The court was told Walker was driving a silver VW Polo and drove into Ullswater Road petrol station on Tuesday September 18 at approximately 2.20am.

District Judge Gerald Chalk was told staff were worried about her demeanour and as she walked away a male tried to get between her and her car and she walked into a wall.

Police were notified, when a breath sample was taken the reading was 115mcrg of alcohol 100ml of breath, the legal limit is 35 She was over three-times- the legal limit.

The judge was told Miss Walker is “extremely remorseful” she is seeking help for her alcohol intake, she was worried when the man came between her and the car, as she didn’t know what he wanted, that’s how she walked into the wall said her lawyer.

Miss Walker was interviewed by a Probation Officer, after hearing from the officer the judge sentenced Walker to a one-year Community Order and 90-hours of unpaid work in the community, plus £170 in court costs,  she was disqualified for 28-months, the drink-driver rehabilitation course was offered, this would reduce her ban by 28-weeks.

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