Sen­tence driver

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wise, she’s fine now.

“Her face was swollen and she had a slight frac­ture in her leg, but in gen­eral she’s not her­self.

“She has night­mares and she’s a very ner­vous pas­sen­ger now. “Th­ese are long-term ef­fects; Bella al­ways tells us she’s scared in the car.” Simp­kin, 43, of Ken­more Close, Ward­ley, was found to have 219mgs of al­co­hol per 100ml of blood in her sys­tem. The le­gal drink-drive limit is 80mgs. But Simp­kin – who was also or­dered to pay court costs of £150 – avoided a prison sen­tence and walked free from court. Fu­ri­ous Peter be­lieves she has been let off eas­ily and should have spent a spell be­hind bars.

He fin­ished: “If Bella had died, what would the pun­ish­ment have been? “Would the fine have been lifted to £1,000?

“Is that all my daugh­ter’s safety is worth?

“She’ll have to some bills around for a month and that’s it.

“She’s shown no re­morse for what she has done.” Peter Lamb, dad

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