Mum-of-two caught drink driving on anniversary

Mum-of-two caught drink driving on anniversary

Mum-of-two caught drink driving on anniversary

First published in News

A LYMM mum-of-two was caught driving more than three times over the legal limit on a journey which would have taken less than 10 minutes to walk.

Vicky Davies, of Ashcroft Road, drove her BMW car home after guzzling two glasses of wine and sharing a bottle of champagne with her husband at Marco Marco restaurant, Rushgreen Road, to celebrate their fourth wedding anniversary.

Warrington Magistrates Court heard last Friday she could not remember leaving the restaurant or being breathalysed by police on Sandy Lane during the three minute drive, according to Google maps, on November 29 at 11pm.

Detectives found she had 125mg alcohol per 100ml of breath whereas the legal limit is 35mg.

Sonia Bellerby, prosecuting, said: “Police were called to a road traffic collision and found two females, one was lying on the floor.

“The other party had suffered a fractured shoulder blade but there is no information to suggest the defendant was responsible.”

Davies had no previous convictions and was described as ‘the sort of person the community would value’ after taking part in a variety of charity work.

Brian Koffman, defending, said Davies did not have an alcohol problem and was not a regular drinker.

He added: “It was a last minute decision to go for a meal and they told me they didn’t intend to drive back.

“They remember asking a waiter if they could leave their car at the restaurant once they realised how much they had been drinking but they don’t know why they didn’t.

“She has been deeply affected by the incident and feels terrible shame.”

Magistrates said they believed Davies’ remorse was genuine but she was lucky nothing worse had happened.

She was banned from driving for 30 months, ordered to complete 180 hours unpaid work and pay £145 fine and court costs.

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9:30am Fri 4 Jan 13

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

It's getting a bit rough round Lymm these days isn't it !
It's getting a bit rough round Lymm these days isn't it ! Daz@SankeyviaOrford
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9:40am Fri 4 Jan 13

mikelwarb says...

Obviously what she did was absolutely wrong, but, please can we have less of the emotive reporting. Surely she was just drinking the wine not 'guzzling' it. Unless you had a reporter watching her prior to the incident and know better.
Obviously what she did was absolutely wrong, but, please can we have less of the emotive reporting. Surely she was just drinking the wine not 'guzzling' it. Unless you had a reporter watching her prior to the incident and know better. mikelwarb
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10:16am Fri 4 Jan 13

chunkymunky says...

mikelwarb wrote:
Obviously what she did was absolutely wrong, but, please can we have less of the emotive reporting. Surely she was just drinking the wine not 'guzzling' it. Unless you had a reporter watching her prior to the incident and know better.
from the WG description i assumed she had a funnel, pipe and was 'wine bonging'!!!
[quote][p][bold]mikelwarb[/bold] wrote: Obviously what she did was absolutely wrong, but, please can we have less of the emotive reporting. Surely she was just drinking the wine not 'guzzling' it. Unless you had a reporter watching her prior to the incident and know better.[/p][/quote]from the WG description i assumed she had a funnel, pipe and was 'wine bonging'!!! chunkymunky
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10:39am Fri 4 Jan 13

MikeJT says...

"They remember asking a waiter if they could leave their car at the restaurant once they realised how much they had been drinking but they don’t know why they didn’t."..........


.............Errrrr, maybe because they were pi###d!!!

(Technically "guzzling" means "to drink excessively" so I might be tempted to let WG have that one)
"They remember asking a waiter if they could leave their car at the restaurant once they realised how much they had been drinking but they don’t know why they didn’t.".......... .............Errrrr, maybe because they were pi###d!!! (Technically "guzzling" means "to drink excessively" so I might be tempted to let WG have that one) MikeJT
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5:42pm Fri 4 Jan 13

old-codger says...

If she did not intend driving home WHY drive there in the first place, I would have expected a better class of excuse coming from Lymm,

Drink dirvers more than once over the limit should be banned for five years minimum and the points stay on the license for life. A drunk at the wheel can kill more people than a loaded pistol..
If she did not intend driving home WHY drive there in the first place, I would have expected a better class of excuse coming from Lymm, Drink dirvers more than once over the limit should be banned for five years minimum and the points stay on the license for life. A drunk at the wheel can kill more people than a loaded pistol.. old-codger
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5:43pm Fri 4 Jan 13

old-codger says...

Drivers..
Drivers.. old-codger
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7:37pm Fri 4 Jan 13

live_wire says...

They stay on your licence for 11 years I think if you have not repeated the offence in that time you deserve to be given a break, getting insurance or even your job back if driving depends on it. Or maybe we should hang them if over 75mg!
They stay on your licence for 11 years I think if you have not repeated the offence in that time you deserve to be given a break, getting insurance or even your job back if driving depends on it. Or maybe we should hang them if over 75mg! live_wire
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12:59pm Sat 5 Jan 13

old-codger says...

Yes, Hang em High.

If you lost a loved one at the hands of a drunk driver you wouldnt be so flipant.
Yes, Hang em High. If you lost a loved one at the hands of a drunk driver you wouldnt be so flipant. old-codger
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6:52pm Sat 5 Jan 13

organic321 says...

Oh deary me, this news is so frightfully awful for the high class resident folks that dwell within lymm & its immediate perimeters. You have now lost your licence for 2.6 yrs, fined £145.00, ordered to pay court fees, & also ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work. Consequences now... you will never be made a welcome to upgrade Knutsford!...happy horse riding
Oh deary me, this news is so frightfully awful for the high class resident folks that dwell within lymm & its immediate perimeters. You have now lost your licence for 2.6 yrs, fined £145.00, ordered to pay court fees, & also ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work. Consequences now... you will never be made a welcome to upgrade Knutsford!...happy horse riding organic321
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7:24pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Cheap Mower says...

organic321 wrote:
Oh deary me, this news is so frightfully awful for the high class resident folks that dwell within lymm & its immediate perimeters. You have now lost your licence for 2.6 yrs, fined £145.00, ordered to pay court fees, & also ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work. Consequences now... you will never be made a welcome to upgrade Knutsford!...happy horse riding
2.6 years? . . . .
[quote][p][bold]organic321[/bold] wrote: Oh deary me, this news is so frightfully awful for the high class resident folks that dwell within lymm & its immediate perimeters. You have now lost your licence for 2.6 yrs, fined £145.00, ordered to pay court fees, & also ordered to complete 180 hours of unpaid work. Consequences now... you will never be made a welcome to upgrade Knutsford!...happy horse riding[/p][/quote]2.6 years? . . . . Cheap Mower
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11:01pm Sat 5 Jan 13

laylahsmummy11 says...

people like you absolutely disgrace me! if you knew you where going to have a drink why not leave your car at home get a taxi or a bus? or walk? then there would be no temptation, its because of people like you i lost my best friend & she left behind a 6 week old son! how would you have felt if you had of done that to someone? as a mother yourself, think how your kids would feel if they had lost you? there is no excuse for stupidity & selfishness! people like you need to go to prison, & lose your liscence for life! no questions asked & no explanation given! maybe then people would think twice about doing it!
people like you absolutely disgrace me! if you knew you where going to have a drink why not leave your car at home get a taxi or a bus? or walk? then there would be no temptation, its because of people like you i lost my best friend & she left behind a 6 week old son! how would you have felt if you had of done that to someone? as a mother yourself, think how your kids would feel if they had lost you? there is no excuse for stupidity & selfishness! people like you need to go to prison, & lose your liscence for life! no questions asked & no explanation given! maybe then people would think twice about doing it! laylahsmummy11
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12:34pm Sun 6 Jan 13

old-codger says...

Hear Hear, Well said,
Hear Hear, Well said, old-codger
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6:08pm Sun 6 Jan 13

silverlady54 says...

I agree that there is no excuse for drink driving, they deserve everything they get as punishment and more.

Don't, however, assume that everyone who lives in and around Lymm is wealthy and high class, it simply isn't true. As you will find in most places, there are a range of people, all classes and levels of incomes, even some unemployed and/or on benefits!!!
I agree that there is no excuse for drink driving, they deserve everything they get as punishment and more. Don't, however, assume that everyone who lives in and around Lymm is wealthy and high class, it simply isn't true. As you will find in most places, there are a range of people, all classes and levels of incomes, even some unemployed and/or on benefits!!! silverlady54
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