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Appleby woman was almost four-times over drink-driving limit

Carlisle Magistrates Court

An Appleby woman has appeared before before magistrates in Carlisle and admitted a drink-driving charge.

Miss Holly Ann Moore, 36, gave her address as Hilton near Appleby, the court was told how on Thursday August 15 a witness saw Moore drive on the wrong side of the road near Hilton.

The witness had to take evasive action, police were called and when officers questioned her at her home she said she was unable to control her Peugeot car and admitted drink-driving, she supplied an evidential breath test at the police station, the reading was 138-microgram’s of alcohol in 100-millilitres of breath almost four-times the legal limit of 35.

Laura Jones for Moore explained that her client has an alcohol issue and she used to binge-drink, she suffers from depression and anxiety, she is very remorseful over this incident and admits this was unacceptable, after speaking to a Probation Service worker the magistrates were given further personal details on Moore and left the court room to decide on the sentence.

The magistrates returned to tell Moore that they would impose a custodial sentence of 16-weeks, but this would be suspended for one-year, she will attend a 6-month alcohol rehabilitation course with Unity, plus 10-days of rehabilitation activity requirement days, she was disqualified from driving for 32-months, and has to pay court costs of £85 with a victims surcharge of £120.

She was told this level of driving was unacceptable and the alcohol reading was nearly 4-times above the limit.

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