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Slow driving in Spalding led to drink-drive ban




A woman was banned from driving after a court heard police stopped her because she was driving very slowly and found she was over the drink drive limit.

Maria do Ceu Campos e Carneiro (44), a Portuguese national living at Laburnum Grove, Spalding, admitted driving with excess alcohol when she appeared at Boston Magistrates' Court.

Magistrates heard she was stopped by police on November 10 driving her Vauxhall Corsa very slowly in Pinchbeck Road and, after a positive breath test, gave a sample of 63 microgrammes of alcohol in her breath. The legal limit is 35.

Boston Magistrates' Court
Boston Magistrates' Court

Mitigating, Helen Coney said Carneiro had only consumed two beers but she had not eaten all day.

She said the driving ban would have a serious effect on her as it would affect her ability to drive to see her 15-year-old daughter in Reading.

She was banned from driving for 17 months but was offered the drink drivers' rehabilitation course, which will reduce the period of the ban by 17 weeks.

She was also fined £350 and ordered to pay £120 in court costs and charges.


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