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Pinchbeck teenager admits drink driving


By Spalding Court Reporter


A court has been told that a drink-driving conviction will harm a Pinchbeck teenager's employment prospects.

Yasmin Carpenter was stopped by police on the A152 at West Pinchbeck at 2.40am on August 4.

Prosecuting at Boston Magistrates' Court today (Wednesday), Ali Zaki said: "They describe her driving as erratic. Her eyes were glazed and her speech slurred."

Boston Magistrates' Court (16173219)
Boston Magistrates' Court (16173219)

Carpenter failed a roadside breath test and a later evidential test showed 69 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath; the legal limit being 35.

The 19-year-old, of St Mary's Avenue, pleaded guilty to drink-driving.

Mitigating, Helen Coney said her client was a young lady who had made a "foolish decision", adding: "She was emotionally affected by events that I'm sure she wouldn't want to me repeat in open court. That perhaps led her to driving in that way as well as the alcohol."

Boston Magistrates' Court (16163130)
Boston Magistrates' Court (16163130)

The court hear that Carpenter's apprenticeship is due to end this month and there were no plans to retain her.

"A conviction against your name and losing your licence is going to make it more difficult to find employment," said Miss Coney.

Carpenter was banned for 18 months, which can be cut with successful completion of a drink-driver rehabilitation course. She was also fined £120 and told to pay £85 costs and £32 victim surcharge.



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