Woman driver 8 times drink limit

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A DRINK-driver caught by po­lice was EIGHT TIMES over the limit, a se­nior of­fi­cer has said.

The 36-year-old woman had 275mg of al­co­hol per 100ml of breath when tested by cops. The le­gal limit is 35.

De­tails of the in­ci­dent in Red­car, North Yorks, last Septem­ber were re­vealed by a Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion re­quest.

Ed Turner, tem­po­rary Chief In­spec­tor of Cleve­land and Durham Spe­cial­ist Op­er­a­tions Unit, said: “I am shocked and as­tounded by the high level of that read­ing.

“How­ever that is quite a unique and iso­lated ex­am­ple.

“I am de­lighted that we man­aged to cap­ture and pros­e­cute that per­son.”

The read­ing was taken at 7.25pm. The cir­cum­stances of why the woman was stopped were not clear.

Mr Turner said most peo­ple recog­nise the dan­gers of drink driv­ing on a night out, but many did not think about the next morn­ing.

Mr Turner said: “You re­ally need to be care­ful and al­low the time for the drink to get out of your sys­tem be­fore driv­ing.”

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