Drink driver nearly fell out of car
8:40am Saturday 29th September 2012 in News
A teenage motorist stopped by the police in the early hours because of her erratic driving almost fell out of the car when the door was opened, Truro magistrates heard.
Jasmine Clay, 18, of Longfield, Falmouth, pleaded guilty to drink driving in Truro on September 9 when she registered 57 mcg alcohol in breath, 22 points over the limit.
Alison May for the CPS said police officers stopped her car in City Road when she told them: “I phoned my Dad to come and get me but he did not answer his phone.” She had no previous convictions.
Charles Hulley, her solicitor, said she was very embarrassed at being in court. She had aspirations in journalism.
She had been drinking in Truro that night and had expected to stay with a friend, but that person had left without her.
Clay did not have enough money for a taxi to Falmouth and was left with a choice of being stranded in Truro alone or driving.
She was of a slight build so that the drink she had had probably had a greater effect on her than others.
Clay was fined £110 and £100 costs and surcharge and banned from driving for a year.