A drink driver who was almost three times over the legal alcohol limit has been fined Â£340 and disqualified from driving for more than three years.
Sharon Rowland, 28 from Bracken Road, Thetford, appeared at Cambridge Magistrateâ€™s Court on June 25 and pleaded guilty to being in charge of a motor vehicle while over the legal alcohol limit.
Police received a call from a member of the public just before 7am on May 21 stating that a â€˜heavily smashedâ€™ car was parked up on Cowper Road, Cambridge and they suspected the driver, who was still in the vehicle, had been drinking.
On attendance officers conducted a roadside breath test on Ms Rowland, which gave a positive reading of 93 â€“ the legal alcohol limit for drivers in the UK is 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.
Arresting officer, PC Mark Lappin, said: “Driving while over the limit can result in a large fine and a driving ban, as was the case for this woman, but thatâ€™s only if your drive is incident-free.
“People are injured and killed and families devastated as a result of drink driving â€“ the message is clear to all drivers, do not drive under the influence, because you will be caught and we will penalise you.â€
The national Think! campaign focussing on tackling drink driving has been running throughout June and continues to run during July.
Officers from Cambridgeshire Constabularyâ€™s Roads Policing Unit will be stopping vehicles throughout the campaign to conduct drink drive checks. FollowÂ @CambsCops for anti-drink and drug driving messages and @PoliceChiefs (ACPO) for myth-busting messages about the effects of alcohol.