Drive ban for woman who moved car

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A woman was arrested for drink-driving after she moved her car from one side of a car park to the other.

Tracey Scott told police she had no intention of driving on the road and only moved her car at the Bell and Bottle car park, Newton, near Kirkham, because a woman asked her to.

Scott, unemployed, aged 49, of Surrey Avenue, Droylsden, Manchester, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol.

She was banned from the road for two years and fined £200 with £85 costs plus £20 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Huw Edwards sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor, Claire Harris, said on August 1 at 7.20pm patrolling police saw Scott drive a Ford Mondeo from one parking space on the Bell and Bottle pub car park to another.

A breath test showed she was more than three times over the limit with 109 micrograms of alcohol in her body – 35 is the limit.

Scott told the judge she had been on holiday and after having some drinks at the pub they had decided to stay there for the night.

She added: “I was asked by a lady to move my car from one side of the car park to the other so she could get her car out more easily and I felt obliged to do so.”