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A DRIVER who got be­hind the wheel while more than twice the drink- drive limit claimed she was try­ing to go home af­ter re­al­is­ing her boyfriend had driven them to a SWINGERS’ club.

A lawyer for So­raya Bashir, 37, said her client “didn’t think about what she was do­ing” af­ter her part­ner pulled up out­side the club in Bat­ley, West Yorks.

Pros­e­cu­tor Alex Boz­man said Bashir caught the at­ten­tion of a wit­ness near Birstall around 2.30am on Septem­ber 15.

He said: “The wit­ness thought she seemed hes­i­tant in her Honda Jazz and she drifted out of the near­side lane into the off­side lane.

“Con­cerned that she may have been in drink the wit­ness di­alled 999.”

Bashir “... nearly col­lided with a taxi and then pulled up. When po­lice ar­rived at her ve­hi­cle she was asleep.”

Of­fi­cers ar­rested her and fur­ther po­lice sta­tion breath tests showed she was more than twice the le­gal limit.

Bashir, of Goole, East Yorks, pleaded guilty to driv­ing and driv­ing whilst dis­qual­i­fied.

Za­far Iqbal, mit­i­gat­ing, said: “She was ( ini­tially) driven by her boyfriend. They were go­ing to a club but then she re­alised it was a swingers’ club.

“She’d al­ready had a few drinks and didn’t think about what she was do­ing.”

Bashir nar­rowly avoided jail af­ter Kirklees JPs heard she had been banned for drink- driv­ing just three months ear­lier.

Mag­is­trates sen­tenced her to 12 weeks’ jail, sus­pended for one year. BANNED: Bashir

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