Mother-of-two, 26, is banned from the roads after police caught her drink-driving the afternoon after a 3am boozing session when her friend tipped them off
- Ashley Hendrie, of Cleethorpes, was approached by police after anon tip-off
- Appearing at Grimsby Magistrates it was revealed it came from her friend
- They had been out drinking until 3am so she was still 50mcg over the limit
Ashley Hendrie, 26, of Cleethorpes, was out drinking with a friend until 3am on June 24. She was caught over the drink-drive limit the following afternoon
A mother-of-two has been banned from driving after she was caught over the drink-driving limit because her drinking partner reported her.
Ashley Hendrie, 26, of Cleethorpes, was out drinking with a friend until 3am on June 24.
She took taxis in the morning, fearing she was still over the limit, but decided to get back behind the wheel in the afternoon.
Hendrie was then approached by police officers, who claimed she looked ‘tired’ and her speech was slurred.
They intervened after an anonymous tip-off, which turned out to be the woman she was out drinking with, Grimsby Magistrates Court heard.
A breath test revealed that she had 85mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg.
Ernie Lidster, mitigating, said that mother-of-two Hendrie acted totally out of character after suffering difficulties the night before.
‘She had been drinking wine to excess until 3am but by the time she drove in the afternoon, she thought she would be clear of alcohol,’ said Mr Lidster
‘That was an error of judgement on her part. She went to places in the morning by taxi but she thought that by the time it came to the afternoon, she would be clear but, unfortunately, that was not the case.
‘It appears that the person who was drinking with her made the complaint to the police that she was driving under the influence. The police were waiting for her to return home.’
District judge Daniel Curtis told Hendrie: ‘It would have been much more sensible for you not to have driven until the following day.’
Unemployed Hendrie was fined £250, was banned from driving for 20 months and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a Government-imposed £30 victim’s surcharge.
Unemployed Hendrie was fined £250, was banned from driving for 20 months and was ordered to pay £85 costs and a Government-imposed £30 victim’s surcharge