Three year ban for drink-drive

Court News
Court News

A woman more than two-and-a-half times the legal drink-drive limit crashed into a telegraph pole on the opposite side of the road as she drove along Wargate Way at Gosberton.

Josephine Lister (51), of St Margaret’s, Quadring, had a drink-drive offence in 2013 and was given a statutory three-year ban for a second conviction within 10 years when she appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

District judge Frank Appleyard told Lister that she must understand the risks posed to other people by her actions.

He said: “Your responsibilty is not to get into a motor car when you are drunk and cause accidents.”

Lister, who admitted driving with excess alcohol on January 18, was given a year’s community order, with a requirement to attend a drink-impaired driver’s programme, fined £110 and must pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said Lister’s blood-alcohol reading was 217 milligrammes – the legal limit is 80mgs.

Solicitor Rachel Woodcock, mitigating, said Lister suffers from manic depression and takes daily medication for that.