Driving ban after woman gave lift after drinking

AN ILL-ADVISED decision to give a friend a lift home after a party has led to a 12-month driving ban for a Boston woman.

Neringa Butkeviciute had been drinking earlier in the evening, but decided to take a friend home from a gathering in Spilsby Road on June 27 to a house on the other side of John Adams Way, Boston Magistrates’ Court was told on Wednesday.

Police stopped the 25-year-old after they spotted her driving her blue Rover very slowly along Fenside Road, the court was told.

A breath test showed a reading of 55 microgrammes in 100 milliletres of breath - the legal limit is 35mcg.

Sacha Waxman, defending, said: “She didn’t feel so intoxicated but was aware that she had been drinking earlier in the evening and made a decision to drive cautiously.

“The reading was relatively low and she faces losing her employmenbt due to the inevitable inability to drive to and from work.”

Magistrates sentenced Butkeviciute, who pleaded guilty to the charge, to a 12-month disqualification from driving and a fine of £150, with £85 costs and a £15 surcharge.

She was given the option of taking a drink-driving course to reduce her disqualification by three months.