Drink-driver caught at police station

A HASKETON woman who was caught drink driving in a police station car park apologised for her actions, a court heard. Bridget Scrivener, 27, was caught drink driving in the car park of Woodbridge police station on New Year's Eve.

A HASKETON woman who was caught drink driving in a police station car park apologised for her actions, a court heard.

Bridget Scrivener, 27, was caught drink driving in the car park of Woodbridge police station on New Year's Eve.

Yesterday, before South East Suffolk Magistrates', she said sorry.

Scrivener, of Prospect Place, pleaded guilty to the charge.

She said: “I am just so sorry. I had been to a birthday party the night before and it was the next day.

“I never thought I would be over the limit, I would never have driven if I had known.”

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Prosecuting solicitor Andrea Reynolds told the court Scrivener was giving a lift to a friend shortly after 2pm.

Miss Reynolds said: “This offence took place at Woodbridge police station car park. Police noticed she could not park properly. Her breath smelt of alcohol and it was found to have 61 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath.”

The court heard that Scrivener had no previous convictions.

Chairwoman of the bench Sandra Bryant said the magistrates had no choice but to ban her from driving.

Mrs Bryant said: “For the offence of driving with excess alcohol we are going to ban you for 16 months.”

The bench handed down a fine of £100 and ordered Scrivener to pay £34 costs. Additional charges of driving with no insurance and having no MoT were withdrawn.

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