Drink-driving mum had to be ‘helped by son’

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A DRUNK mum accused of driving and being “helped” into a chip shop by her nine-year-old son has been banned from getting behind the wheel for 17 months.

Joanne Bickley-Parton (48) was reported to the police by a member of the public, who had been concerned about her outside Linford’s in Market Deeping.

On Thursday, Spalding’s magistrates also fined her £150 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

Mrs Bickley-Parton admitted to having drunk two bottles of wine throughout the day before driving at 5.45pm on November 12.

She was arrested after failing a breath test at her home in West Road, Tallington, shortly after the call was made to police. She was found to have 69 microgrammes of alcohol in her breath. The limit is 35.

In mitigation, she accepted she should not have been driving, but claimed she was only holding hands with her son outside the chip shop, not being supported by him.