Drink driver loses job and is banned

DRINK driver Kelly-Anne Rock is today banned from the roads and out of a job after being nearly three times the legal limit.Rock, 25, of Cordys Lane, Felixstowe, was disqualified from driving for two years at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Ipswich.

DRINK driver Kelly-Anne Rock is today banned from the roads and out of a job after being nearly three times the legal limit.

Rock, 25, of Cordys Lane, Felixstowe, was disqualified from driving for two years at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court in Ipswich.

Lesla Small, prosecuting, told the court Rock had been stopped at 2.30am on December 3 after a police car had followed her.

She was taken to Felixstowe police station and had 92 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 mcgs.


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She had been with friends on the previous evening where she had "drunk heavily" and claimed she later drove because she wanted to help a friend.

Rock said: "I got a phone call from my flatmate who was in trouble. I went to pick him up and he was not where he said he was so I was driving around."

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The court heard that Rock, who had no previous convictions, is a single mother with a five-year-old son.

She added that she had worked as a fork lift and heavy goods driver and had lost her job because of the offence.

Bench chairman Graham Barnett said she would not be able to drive again until December 8, 2005. However, he offered her the chance to go on a driving rehabilitation course and said that if she completed that then the ban would be reduced to 18 months.

Rock was also fined £50 for having no insurance that had ran out at the end of November.

After the hearing, she told the Evening Star: "I was not drunk. I drive for a living and I now cannot work for two years."

n Rock is the latest driver to be shamed in the Evening Star's "Name and Shame" Christmas campaign, now in its sixth year.

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