Ipswich drink-driver caught after parking in police HQ car park

Woman was caught drink-driving at police headquarters

Woman was caught drink-driving at police headquarters - Credit: Archant

A 23-year-old was caught drink-driving after parking her car at Martlesham police headquarters, a court heard.

Naomi Denton, of Lindbergh Road, Ipswich, admitted driving with excess alcohol in Portal Avenue when she appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor Colette Harper said the incident occurred at 12.15am on November 7.

Officers heard shouting coming from in front of the police investigation centre.

Denton was shouting and kicking a VW Golf in the main car park while appearing to be speaking on a mobile phone in an angry and aggressive manner.

She threw the phone into the car, before dragging one of the occupants out and a fight ensued.

Denton was arrested and a breath test showed she had 52 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mcgs.

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The three other people with her were taken home.

Denton, representing herself, apologised to the court for her behaviour.

However, she added she walked away when the altercation began.

Magistrates disqualified Denton from driving for 12 months. She must also pay a total of £395 in charges and a fine.

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