Three-year ban for Wooler drink-driver

A drink-driver who was caught almost five times over the legal limit has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Thursday, 14th December 2017, 11:19 am
Riverside Leisure Park in Wooler.

Nicola Pringle, 40, of Tallet, Wooler, admitted a charge of driving with excess alcohol at Berwick Magistrates’ Court earlier this month.

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At that hearing, the court heard that the incident happened at the Riverside Holiday Park, where the defendant was staying, on November 12.

Staff saw the defendant driving a short distance and police were called. The defendant later gave a positive breath test of 169mg alc in 100ml breath. The legal limit is 35mg. Magistrates heard she had drunk a 35cl bottle of vodka.

She was committed to prison for 16 weeks, suspended for two years and banned from driving for three years. She must also pay £200 costs.