Un­fit driver hit sev­eral parked cars

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - INTIMATIONS -

A 20-year-old woman who drove while un­der the in­flu­ence of drink or drugs and col­lided with a se­ries of parked cars has been banned from the road for two years.

The in­ci­dents took place in the Ge­orge­town area of Dum­fries after Jes­sica Martin and a friend had gone to the lo­cal Spar shop for some­thing to eat.

And when stopped by po­lice she seemed un­der the in­flu­ence of some sub­stance while her pas­sen­ger also seemed sim­i­larly af­fected and he seemed to think he was in Lan­zarote.

Martin, of Princes Street, Pen­pont, ad­mit­ted driv­ing while un­fit through drink or drugs, driv­ing dan­ger­ously and re­peat­edly col­lid­ing with parked ve­hi­cles dam­ag­ing them.

Fis­cal de­pute Pamela Rhodes told the court that the po­lice had been called ini­tially by staff at the shop be­cause of con­cern about her con­di­tion and er­ratic man­ner.

A fur­ther call was made to po­lice fol­low­ing a col­li­sion with a parked car and in one in­ci­dent a parked car was hit and pushed into an­other car.

Po­lice were told that cannabis had been used and two di­azepam tablets taken ear­lier in the evening.

So­lic­i­tor Vicki Urquhart said Martin had been stay­ing with a friend at the time but had now re­turned to her par­ents’ home.

Sher­iff Brian Mo­han told Martin that her be­hav­iour was of “ex­treme con­cern.”

He made her the sub­ject of a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der with con­di­tions she be un­der su­per­vi­sion for 18 months and par­tic­i­pate a spe­cial be­havioural pro­gramme.

In ad­di­tion to the two-year driv­ing ban she was or­dered to re-sit a driv­ing test be­fore re­gain­ing a li­cence.

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