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Drink-driver ‘fleeing her sister’s partner’
A DRINK driver who was more than two and half times the limit was caught after she fled the “unwelcome advances” of her sister’s partner, a court was told.
Lynn Fenby admitted driving with excess alcohol at Worcester Magistrates Court after she was caught drink driving in her Skoda Fabia on the A38 near the Copcut Elm pub, Droitwich.
Fenby, aged 52, of The Paddock, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, was stopped at around 9.45pm on Sunday, November 17. Fred Pilkington, prosecuting, said Fenby had hit the kerb near the pub and was seen by police to straddle two lanes on the roundabout. When they stopped her they could smell “intoxicating liquor” on her breath, the court heard, and a breath test revealed 93mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, more than two and a half times the legal limit of 35mcg.
Amer Hussain, defending, said Fenby had been driving for 30 years and had only once been given three penalty points for speeding.He said: “She had gone to her sister’s, during the course of which she had consumed some alcohol, and was to stay all night when it appeared her sister’s partner made unwelcome advances.
“She decided immediately to vacate the premises and, at that time, made the ill-fated decision to jump in the car and move away from that situation entirely.” District Judge Nigel Cadbury banned her from driving for 22 months but offered her the drink-drive course which, if completed, will reduce her disqualification by 22 weeks. She must complete the course by February 15, 2015. She was also fined £300 and ordered to pay costs of £85. £30.