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OAP banned from road after drink driving

Sat, 10 Oct 2015


An OAP who drove home from a party despite being almost twice over the legal limit has been banned from the road.

Police were called by a concerned member of the public at 8.40pm on August 1st - they described 69-year-old Lynn Snaith's driving as "all over the road".

Officers attended her home on Broadway in Douglas, noting her "unusual parking", and when Snaith came to the door noticed she was unsteady on her feet - she was breathalysed and failed.

At Douglas Courthouse earlier this week she pleaded guilty to drink driving - her advocate told the court it was an "error of judgement" and she'd consumed more alcohol than she intended to.

He said she'd eaten very little and had planned to get a taxi home but felt she was OK to drive the short distance.

Sentencing her Deputy High Bailiff Jayne Hughes said she'd put herself and other road users at risk adding "Why on earth you chose to drive when you did is beyond you, and beyond this court".

She fined Snaith £900, plus prosecution costs, and disqualified her from driving for two years and until she's passed an extended driving test. 

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