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Bourne drink driver found asleep in bed

By Mercury reporter

A woman, who hit a number of parked cars and then drove home after drinking a bottle of wine and three whiskies, was found asleep in bed by police officers.

Shanie Jacobs, 39, of Gilpin Close, Bourne, admitted driving with excess alcohol when she appeared at Boston Magistrates Court.

News from Boston Magistrates Court. (6885285)
News from Boston Magistrates Court. (6885285)

The court was told she was seen driving off the Red Lion pub car park at around 6pm on January 9 before swerving and hitting a parked car.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said she then drove on and was seen to hit another two or three parked cars but still carried on.

He said a witness telephoned the police and gave them the registered number of Mrs Jacobs’ car and they went to her home address in Gilpin Close and found her car parked outside and her asleep in bed upstairs.

He said she was arrested after providing a positive breath test with a reading of 89 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, more than twice the legal limit of 35.

Mr Clare said Mrs Jacobs told police she had drunk a bottle of wine and three whiskies and that she had ‘a problem with binge drinking’.

In mitigation, Philippa Chatterton said Mrs Jacobs had no previous convictions and had said she would ‘never, ever do anything like this again’.

Magistrates banned her from driving for 22 months but offered her the drink drivers rehabilitation course which will reduce the period of the ban by 22 weeks.

She was fined £200 and ordered to pay £115 in costs.

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