A WOMAN from Newquay has been sentenced by magistrates in Cornwall after failing to surrender to custody at Bodmin Magistrates' Court, having been released on bail in criminal proceedings as well as drink driving.

Donna Somerfield, aged 31, of Estuary View in Newquay eventually appeared in front of magistrates on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, having failed to surrender to Bodmin Magistrates' Court on Friday, July 8 2022.

Between Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23, Somerfield was found to be driving a motor vehicle while above the legal limit for alcohol.

The offence took place on St Georges Road in Newquay with Somerfield pleading guilty on when she appeared in court on July 26.

During her sentencing, Somerfield was fined £120 for both offences and made to pay a surcharge to fund victim services of £96 as well as pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service.

She was also disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 20 months, which was obligatory for this type of offence.

However, Somerfield's disqualification could be reduced by 20 weeks if she satisfactorily completes a course approved by the Secretary of State by September 6 2022, with the course costing no more than £250.

Somerfield's driving record was also endorsed.

The court noted how Somerfield's guilty plea had been taken into account when imposing the sentence.