Tourist to spend holiday in jail
A SOUTH African who came to England on a working holiday will spend the rest of her stay in jail.Harizan Schutte was sent to prison for six weeks for drink driving – the second time in four months.
A SOUTH African who came to England on a working holiday will spend the rest of her stay in jail.
Harizan Schutte was sent to prison for six weeks for drink driving – the second time in four months.
The 24-year-old, who vows never to return to the country, appeared before magistrates in Ipswich where she admitted getting behind the wheel after boozing.
Bench chairman Graham Barnett said: "The level of alcohol on both occasions was very high. We feel custody is inevitable."
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Schutte downed four pints of larger before driving a grey coloured Peugeot through a no entry sign near Pals night-club in Dogs Head Street, Ipswich, at 1.45 am.
Prosecutor Stephen Coleman told magistrates she drove the wrong way down a one way street and mounted a kerb.
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A police breath test showed 80 mcg in 100 ml of breath – more than twice the legal limit of 35 mcg.
Neil Saunders, mitigating, said Schutte had enjoyed a night out with friends and moved the car just 200 yards to park it.
He told magistrates the care assistant plans to fly back to South Africa on December 14.
He said: "She has got her ticket to go home and has no plans to come back to Britain. She is not going to be driving on English roads ever again."
Schutte, who was staying in Eustace Road, Ipswich, was given a two-year ban for drink driving in July.
The court heard police stopped for her erratic driving and she sped off. When they caught up with her a breath test showed a reading of 93 mcg in 100 ml of breath. The legal limit is 35 mcg.
Schutte admitted driving while disqualified.
She was banned from getting behind the wheel of a car in Great Britain for three years.