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Woman crashed while driving on wrong side of the road

By Spalding Reporter

A 40-year-old Spalding woman who was driving with an alcohol level three times the permitted level, was suffereing from depression, a court heard.

Kelly Mothers of Hannam Boulevard admitted driving with excess alcohol when she appeared at Boston Magistrates' Court.

Prosecuting, Paul Wood said that at 8.30pm on May 8, Mothers was driving her Vauxhall Corsa when she was in collision with another car on the wrong side of the road.

Mr Wood said police were called and Mothers provided a positive breath test and was arrested, giving a reading of 105 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

He said Mothers told the police she had drunk two glasses of red wine at a friend's house.

Philippa Chatterton, mitigating, said Mothers had mental health issues and had been on medication for depression which had not been working and, on that day, had been using alcohol as medication. She added the defendant was now on the highest dose of medication available.

Mothers was banned from driving for 25 months, fined £665 and ordered to pay £151 in court costs and charges.

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