Court hears drink drive mum was more than twice legal limit after crash on street where she lives

A drink-driving mum smashed into a parked car and pushed it into another vehicle, after being left "home alone, "a court heard.

Thursday, 26th April 2018, 12:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th April 2018, 12:15 pm
A woman was found to be twice over the drink drive limit when she was involved in a crash on the street where she lives

Jenna Ryan was arrested and was found to be more than twice the limit after the 11pm crash on the street where she lives.

Burnley magistrates were told how Ryan blew 82 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35. She wasn't insured either.

Mr Andrew Robinson, prosecuting, said Ryan told police she and her boyfriend had shared two bottles of wine, had an argument and he had left.

He continued: " She says she didn't want to be home alone and got in the vehicle with the intention of driving to her mother's address in Rochdale.

"She didn't get too far as she crashed in the same street. "

The defendant had no previous convictions.

Mr Geoff Ireland, defending, said Ryan foolishly decided to jump in her car. The car had been off the road for some time after she had not been able to insure it as it was more expensive in Burnley than Carlisle, where she moved from.

The solicitor added :"Police were called. She stayed by the car. She spent probably the best part of 12 hours in the cells, which I know is an experience she did not enjoy."

The defendant, of Selkirk Street, Burnley, admitted driving with excess alcohol and no insurance, on Tuesday, April 3rd.

She was fined £140, with a £30 victim surcharge and was banned for 22 months.