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Ipswich drink driver loses appeal over driving ban after London Road crash

PUBLISHED: 15:33 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:33 30 June 2017

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SIMON PARKER

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An Ipswich woman who was more than twice the drink drive limit when she crashed has lost her appeal against a 23 month driving ban.

Police were called to the junction of London Road and Robin Drive in Ipswich in the early hours of March 12 and found the front of a car driven by Nicola McCourt embedded in railings, Ipswich Crown Court heard. A breath test showed she had 93 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 micrograms.

McCourt, 32, of Woodville Road, was banned from driving for 23 months and ordered to do 40 hours unpaid work by magistrates on March 24 for drink driving.

Hugh Rowland, for McCourt, said his client had drunk around three pints of cider the previous day believing the alcohol content was lower than it actually was. Recorder John Brook-Smith and two magistrates refused the appeal saying it would have been obvious to McCourt she was drinking something stronger.

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