Drink driver was twice over limit
7:00pm Saturday 5th May 2012 in News
A woman whose licence had been revoked more than three years ago was banned from driving for 19 months after she was caught behind the wheel while over the limit.
Jolene Hannaford, aged 34, of The Green, Pembroke, admitted driving without a licence and while over the drink driving limit, on March 30th.
Haverfordwest magistrates heard last Tuesday that Hannaford had 71 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, when the legal limit is 35.
Prosecutor Gerald Neave said that during interview, Hannaford said she wasn’t aware that her licence had been revoked by the DVLA on October 29th, 2007, and that she had to reapply for it.
He said that on the night, Hannaford had drunk two glasses of Southern Comfort before setting off to look for her partner.
Mark Layton, defending, said that losing her licence would have a severe impact on Hannaford’s job as a cleaner.
“But she hopes to struggle on and maintain her employment,”
Hannaford was disqualified from driving for 19 months, fined £120 for drink driving, and £40 for driving without a licence.
Magistrates also ordered her to pay £85 costs and a £15 surcharge.