Brandy and wine led to drink-drive crash in Spalding

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A drink-driver disabled her own car when she crashed into a parked BMW in the early hours of the morning.

Renita Ramanauskaite drank “two shots of brandy and two glasses of very low-alcohol wine” before the accident in Spalding’s Regent Street.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said her Ford Focus collided with a BMW 530 “causing damage to that vehicle as well as disabling her own”.

Police were called and Ramanauskaite admitted being the driver at the time of the collision.

She failed a roadside breath test and an evidential sample revealed 57 microgrammes of alcohol in breath – the legal limit is 35mcgs.

Ramanauskaite (27), of Havelock Street, Spalding, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol when she appeared before town magistrates on Thursday.

She was banned from driving for 16 months, fined £280 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £28 victim surcharge.

Ramanauskaite can cut four months off the ban if she completes a rehabilitation course.

Solicitor Anita Toal, mitigating, said Ramanauskaite didn’t realise the drink she had that night would put her over the legal limit. Her car just caught the front wing of the other vehicle and she asked the owner to call police.