Drink driver had asked po­lice to jump-start her car

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS -

A DRINK driver was found to be over the limit af­ter her car broke down and she flagged down po­lice for help, a court heard.

Katie Bur­ness, 23, was driv­ing from Con­gle­ton to Mac­cles­field in a VW Polo when it ran out of petrol, mag­is­trates were told.

When po­lice came to help they smelled al­co­hol on her breath, pros­e­cu­tors said. Bur­ness, of Lin­coln Close, Rainow, ad­mit­ted at­tempt­ing to drink drive at Mac­cles­field mag­is­trates’ court on Novem­ber 17. She was banned for 12 months.

Deb­bie Byrne, pros­e­cut­ing, said: “At 2.40am on Oc­to­ber 26 PC Wood­ward was on pa­trol on the A54 at Bosley. He spot­ted a ve­hi­cle close to Gib­bons Farm and two oc­cu­pants and the win­dows were steamed up.

“When the of­fi­cer ap­proached the car, the de­fen­dant, who was in the driver’s seat, wound down the win­dow and asked if he had any jump leads.

“She then tried to start the car. She was breathal­ysed record­ing 68mg. The le­gal limit is 35mg.”

David Chap­man, de­fend­ing, said: “The cause of the break­down was that there was no petrol and bat­tery prob­lems.

“It has been a ter­ri­ble or­deal for her to come to court.”

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