“Good Samaritan gone wrong” with drink drive charge in Worksop

A “Good Samaritan” assistant pub manager was over the drink drive limit in Worksop when she gave her colleague a lift home after hours, a court has heard.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 2:38 pm

Leigha Patrick was seen driving her white BMW “erratically and at speed,” on Carlton Road, Worksop, at 1.10am, on May 26, said prosecutor Fatima Laher.

A test revealed she had 45 mcgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath when the legal limit is 35 mcgs.

Simon Walton, mitigating, said she apologised and has no previous convictions.

Carlton Road, Worksop
Carlton Road, Worksop

He said Patrick, the assistant manager of the Woodhouse pub, drank one large gin and tonic while waiting for her colleague.

"She was concerned no taxi would be available," he said. "It's the Good Samaritan gone wrong, one might say."

Patrick, 21, of Woodend, Rhodesia, Worksop, was fined £103, with £85 costs and a £34 surcharge.

She was banned for 12 months but a rehabilitation course for drink-drivers will reduce the disqualification by 16 weeks if completed by January 2022.

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