Mum who got behind the wheel while over the limit will lose her job as a driver

A mum-of-three, who got behind the wheel whilst more than twice the limit will lose her job as a driver, a court heard.

A mum-of-three, who was over twice the drink drive limit, had no previous convictions.
A mum-of-three, who was over twice the drink drive limit, had no previous convictions.

Fiona Angelone was caught by police at 11pm, after they received a phone call from a member of the public, reporting a crash on Moorland Road, Burnley.

The caller believed the woman driver was under the influence of alcohol.

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Burnley magistrates were told how Angelone told officers she had been driving. She had collided with a parked car and both vehicles were damaged. The defendant failed a roadside breath test and at the police station blew 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Mr John Rusius, defending, said Angelone had gone to her sister's house and was going to stay a her mother's, just round the corner. She argued with her sister, jumped in her car to go round the block and on the way bumped into a car.

The solicitor said: " She fully co-operated at the police station, where she was detained for some 14 hours, quite a sobering experience for her.

"She will lose her job as she drives for a living."

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Mr Rusius added: " She has three children, so there will be difficulties taking the children to and from school and nursery."

Angelone, of Hallam Street, Briercliffe, admitted driving with excess alcohol, on Moorland Road, Burnley, on Friday, June 29th.

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She was fined £200, with £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge and was banned for 15 months. The defendant had no previous convictions.