A teacher was over the limit when she went for a drive to cool off after arguing with her teenage daughter.
Sheryline Stewart, a 42-year-old mother-of-two, of Ash Grove, Wrea Green, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.
She was banned from the road for 12 months and fined £110 with £85 costs, plus £20 victims’ surcharge, by Blackpool magistrates.
Prosecutor Pam Smith said on May 26, at 9.40pm, Stewart drove a Honda on the A583 at Kirkham. A woman witness saw her car repeatedly hit the kerb and called the police.
Stewart drove along Kirkham’s main street and then turned rapidly into Morrison’s car park. A blood test showed 103 millilitres of alcohol in her body – 80 is the limit.
Martin Hillson, said his client, a qualified teacher who was looking for a job, had no previous convictions.
On the day of the offence, Stewart and her family had a barbecue. Later she had a disagreement with her daughter. She had finished drinking some time ago and decided to go out and cool down.