A CLITHEROE woman who had been drinking wine at home got into her car to look for a family member who had gone missing from home.
Blackburn magistrates heard a police officer looking for the same man found 47-year-old Adele Wilson sitting in her car in the middle of a field having crashed through a fence on Slaidburn Road, Newton-in-Bowland.
She immediately told him: “I’ve done something silly, I’ve drunk a bottle of wine.”
Wilson, of Shawbridge Street, Clitheroe, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. She was banned from driving for 23 months and fined £400 with £125 costs. The court heard Wilson gave a reading of 114 against the legal limit of 35.
Mr Andrew Church-Taylor (defending) said Wilson and her husband had enjoyed a meal at home and drank some wine and there was no intention to drive. As they were going to bed they received a phone call to say the family member had walked out in a distressed state and other relatives were deeply concerned.
“Her husband went out to look for the relative and she decided to do the same,” said Mr Church-Taylor. “The circumstances probably shocked her into some sobriety and she felt OK to drive.”
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