Bewsey woman caught drink driving in her sports car in town centre

Warrington Guardian: Bewsey caught drink driving in her sports car in town centre Bewsey caught drink driving in her sports car in town centre

A WOMAN was caught drink driving by police after roadworks directed her from a late night trip to pick up booze from Tesco into the town centre.

Halton Magistrates Court heard on Thursday how Leanne Shaw, aged 27, attempted to drive her sports car despite being more than twice over the legal limit.

Shaw was trying to travel from her home on Normanby Close, Bewsey, to the supermarket on Winwick Road at 2.20am on November 10.

But because of roadworks she followed a diversion and ended up driving onto Bridge Street.

The court heard the defendant lost control of her blue Jaguar, reversing into a parked hackney taxi cab without realising.

A taxi rank marshall alerted police, who followed the mum-of-two onto Mersey Street.

She was stopped on Wilderspool Causeway, breathalysed and arrested.

Two further samples were taken by police with a reading of 88 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath recorded. The legal limit is 35.

Alison Warburton, prosecuting, said: “During her police interview the defendant said she had been drinking at home with friends and didn’t consider herself to be drunk or feel drunk.

“She wanted to go to Tesco to buy more alcohol and ended up following a diversion.”

Shaw, who works part time in a customer services role at Warrington Borough Council, pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle with excess alcohol.

Gary Schooler, defending, said the taxi hit by Shaw’s Jaguar was not significantly damaged. No one was injured.

He said: “It was evident to officers when speaking to Ms Shaw she was intoxicated.

“She says she was feeling emotional because her friend died four days before this incident.

“They gathered together to remember their friend.

“She expressed to me real remorse for what happened.”

Mr Schooler added Shaw is the sole carer for her two children, one of whom needs regular treatment at Alder Hey Hospital for ‘significant medical problems’.

Magistrates banned the defendant from driving for 22 months.

She was offered a driving course which, if completed, will reduce the ban.

Shaw was also fined £300 and told to pay £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £30.

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7:10am Tue 17 Dec 13

Brick Bazooka says...

Odd headline: Bewsey caught drink driving in her sports car in town centre

Did the population of Bewsey take turns getting hammered in her car?
Odd headline: Bewsey caught drink driving in her sports car in town centre Did the population of Bewsey take turns getting hammered in her car? Brick Bazooka

10:41am Tue 17 Dec 13

Johnny boy01 says...

Didn't know you could afford a jag living in bewsey?!!
Didn't know you could afford a jag living in bewsey?!! Johnny boy01

12:30pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Bewseylad says...

Why bring Bewsey into it you ignoramus pair. I have lived in Bewsey all my life, worked and paid my taxes + N.I. Council tax etc. never claimed benefits and if I made it a priority could have bought a Jaguar. Drunk drivers live in all parts of the town as do Jaguar owners.
Why bring Bewsey into it you ignoramus pair. I have lived in Bewsey all my life, worked and paid my taxes + N.I. Council tax etc. never claimed benefits and if I made it a priority could have bought a Jaguar. Drunk drivers live in all parts of the town as do Jaguar owners. Bewseylad

1:44pm Tue 17 Dec 13

Brick Bazooka says...

Bewseylad wrote:
Why bring Bewsey into it you ignoramus pair. I have lived in Bewsey all my life, worked and paid my taxes + N.I. Council tax etc. never claimed benefits and if I made it a priority could have bought a Jaguar. Drunk drivers live in all parts of the town as do Jaguar owners.
Why bring Bewsey into it? Perhaps because it appears in the headline.

My dig was at WG for the original headline which didn't include "woman" after the word "Bewsey".
[quote][p][bold]Bewseylad[/bold] wrote: Why bring Bewsey into it you ignoramus pair. I have lived in Bewsey all my life, worked and paid my taxes + N.I. Council tax etc. never claimed benefits and if I made it a priority could have bought a Jaguar. Drunk drivers live in all parts of the town as do Jaguar owners.[/p][/quote]Why bring Bewsey into it? Perhaps because it appears in the headline. My dig was at WG for the original headline which didn't include "woman" after the word "Bewsey". Brick Bazooka

1:30pm Wed 18 Dec 13

old-codger says...

Bewsey woman caught drink driving in her sports car in town centre.
You should try specsavers Brick Bazooka..
Two pairs for £69.00.
Bewsey woman caught drink driving in her sports car in town centre. You should try specsavers Brick Bazooka.. Two pairs for £69.00. old-codger

2:54pm Wed 18 Dec 13

GRUMPY PARENT says...

old-codger wrote:
Bewsey woman caught drink driving in her sports car in town centre.
You should try specsavers Brick Bazooka..
Two pairs for £69.00.
Beer goggles are even cheaper!
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: Bewsey woman caught drink driving in her sports car in town centre. You should try specsavers Brick Bazooka.. Two pairs for £69.00.[/p][/quote]Beer goggles are even cheaper! GRUMPY PARENT

3:21pm Wed 18 Dec 13

The Real Brick Bazooka. says...

'The court heard the defendant lost control of her blue Jaguar, reversing into a parked hackney taxi cab without realising.'

Women just cannot drive...forwards or backwards. My mum is awful at driving, i get the bus to school now.
'The court heard the defendant lost control of her blue Jaguar, reversing into a parked hackney taxi cab without realising.' Women just cannot drive...forwards or backwards. My mum is awful at driving, i get the bus to school now. The Real Brick Bazooka.

12:31pm Thu 19 Dec 13

SAC_in_Warrington says...

The Real Brick Bazooka. wrote:
'The court heard the defendant lost control of her blue Jaguar, reversing into a parked hackney taxi cab without realising.'

Women just cannot drive...forwards or backwards. My mum is awful at driving, i get the bus to school now.
Then step up and report her to the Police/DVLA ( I guess you won't), or is it a lie and just a flippant comment.

From your comment she appears a danger to all road users and pedestrians, doesn't she!?

What a moral dilemma then for you!
[quote][p][bold]The Real Brick Bazooka.[/bold] wrote: 'The court heard the defendant lost control of her blue Jaguar, reversing into a parked hackney taxi cab without realising.' Women just cannot drive...forwards or backwards. My mum is awful at driving, i get the bus to school now.[/p][/quote]Then step up and report her to the Police/DVLA ( I guess you won't), or is it a lie and just a flippant comment. From your comment she appears a danger to all road users and pedestrians, doesn't she!? What a moral dilemma then for you! SAC_in_Warrington

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