A ST Austell woman who pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving whilst over the limit has appeared in front of magistrates in Cornwall for sentencing. 

Paige Pearce, aged 28, of Cooperage Road in Trewoon, St. Austell, appeared in front of magistrates at Bodmin Magistrates' Court on Friday, September 8, 2023, on one count of driving a motor vehicle dangerously, and one count of driving with an alcohol level over the limit. 

The offences took place in Charlestown in Cornwall on Tuesday, July 11, when Pearce was found to have driven a green Ford Fiesta dangerously on Charlestown Road. The offence also took place after Pearce had consumed so much alcohol that the proportion of it in her breath, namely 63 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeded the prescribed limit.

Pearce pleaded guilty to both offences.

During her sentencing, Pearce was made the subject of a community order under which she must participate in a rehabilitation activity under the supervision of the responsible officer for a maximum period of 10 days.

She must complete 200 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months and was disqualified from driving for a period of 18 months and will then need to take an extended test. 

Pearce was also made to pay costs to the Crown Prosecution Service of £85 and pay a surcharge of £114.

The court noted how her guilty pleas had been taken into account when imposing the sentence.