Asda worker shopped by colleague

AN Asda employee shopped by a workmate for drink driving faces an anxious wait until sentencing.Jennifer Broadley, of Coopers Way, Barham, was three times the legal limit when she was picked up about half a mile from the Whitehouse store where she works.

AN Asda employee shopped by a workmate for drink driving faces an anxious wait until sentencing.

Jennifer Broadley, of Coopers Way, Barham, was three times the legal limit when she was picked up about half a mile from the Whitehouse store where she works.

Broadley appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court where she admitted drink driving.

Magistrates refused to rule out a prison term when they adjourned the hearing for reports.

They were told Broadley was stopped by police at the slip road leading from Bury Road to the A14 heading towards Claydon.

Prosecutor Lesla Small said officers were alerted to the 42-year-old's drunken state after she left her work at about 1.45am on January 9.

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Ms Small said a colleague informed officers taking a break at the store that Broadley smelled of alcohol and that she must be drink driving.

Police followed her to the slip road where they saw her car swerving as it travelled along.

Despite her guilty plea, Broadley did not accept her car was meandering over the road.

When she was tested at the police station it showed she had 113 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 mcgs.

Chairman of the bench Peter West told Broadley magistrates would need to adjourn the case for pre-sentencing reports.

The case was adjourned until February 4. Broadley was given an interim ban and released on bail.

A spokesman for Asda in Whitehouse Road said he was unable to comment whether any action would be taken against Broadley following her drink drive admission.

Meanwhile another alleged drink driver's case has been adjourned until February 11.

Francis Martin, of Geneva Road, Ipswich, denies driving with excess alcohol in Queen Street, Ipswich, on November 14 last year.

The 39-year-old is on unconditional bail until her next hearing.

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