A drink-driving pensioner supped wine behind the wheel – AFTER she was pulled over by cops.
Elizabeth Mary Davies, 67, was found to be more than twice the drink-drive limit.
She was spotted in a Glossop town centre car park on July 22 of this year appearing unsteady on her feet.
When police arrived at 5.36pm, she said she was okay and hadn’t been drinking.
The officers took her at her word, prosecutor David Morgan told Stockport Magistrates’ Court.
“They followed her for a short distance, and then she pulled over,” he added.
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After coming to a stop on Glossop Road in Gamesley, Davies, admitted to officers she was under the influence of alcohol.
Mr Morgan added: “She denied drinking, but then said she had had two glasses of wine.
“She took a sip of a water bottle, which was in fact white wine.”
A breathalyser test showed that Davies had 90 micrograms of alcohol in 100ml of breath- more than double the maximum of 35.
Davies, of Nightingale Drive, Audenshaw, Tameside, has a previous conviction for drink driving from 2012.
She represented herself at the short sentencing hearing.
Davies told chair of the bench Martin Drake she was ‘ashamed’.
“I just feel so terrible and so ashamed of myself,” she said.
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“There’s not much more I can say, really.”
Mr Drake told Davies he gave her full credit for her early guilty plea on August 23.
He sentenced her to a three-year ban; a 12-month community order; and 70 hours of unpaid work.
Davies will have to undertake 20 rehabilitation days; and pay £85 in costs and a £95 victim surcharge.