Restaurant staff stop driver after boozy lunch

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A St Andrews Road woman was arrested after a booze-fuelled lunch and has been given a four-year driving ban.

Kathy Crofts (54) was caught driving while more than three times the drink drive limit.

Police breathalyse a driver

Police breathalyse a driver

Staff from a York restaurant contacted police when Crofts left their premises just before 3pm to report they believed she was unfit to drive.

Officers pulled her over on the A169 near Pickering and performed a roadside breathalyser test which showed she had 120 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath.

The arrest came just days after Crofts had been arrested for the same charge when a breathalyser showed she had 104mg in her breath, again almost three times the legal limit.

Relating to the second offence, she was arrested at about 3.40pm and remanded overnight, before appearing at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

She pleaded guilty to two counts of driving while over the limit, on Thursday and the previous Friday (February 9).

Crofts was disqualified from driving for a total of four years and given a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for one year.