Local News & Archive — February 22, 2017 at 3:20 pm — Updated: February 22, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Prestatyn woman banned after drink drive crash



A Prestatyn woman has been banned from driving for three years after crashing her car while drunk.

Llandudno magistrates heard Karen Reid hit out at police officers when she was asked to take a breath test following the collison on Victoria Road last January. The 35 year-old had been taking her three children to a chip shop in her Renault car.

Reid was described as being in an ”extremely erratic” mood and had suffered a cut to her forehead in the crash. She later told police she had been signed off from her work as a teaching assistant for some time and insisted she was usually ”very responsible” and ”not your usual drink driver”.

Reid also admitted failing to provide a blood specimen, resisting a police officer and driving with two of the children not sat on ‘booster’ seats. A probation officer said she had been diagnosed with depression and anxiety.

The defence said she was sorry for making a mistake, having drunk the night before. She believed she had been knocked unconscious in the crash but couldn’t remember how it was caused.

Reid was ordered to undergo a 12-month alcohol treatment course and rehabilitation. She was also fined £50 for resisting police and must pay another £170 in court costs.


Source: Rhyl Journal

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