Nottinghamshire police helicopter tracked down swerving drink driver

Police used a helicopter to track down a drink driver who was seen swerving from side to side across the road, a court has heard.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 9:09 am

Belinda Moore's Toyota was reported in Gringley on the Hill area and she was stopped on The Pastures, Bawtry, at 9.10pm, on September 13 last year, said prosecutor Lynne Bickley.

A breath test revealed she had 54 mcgs of alcohol, when the legal limit is 35 mgs.

Moore, who was unrepresented, said she was ‘fleeing from a situation’, but accepted responsibility.

Nottingham Magistrates Court.

Moore, 51, of Woodside Road, Woodlands, Doncaster, has no relevant convictions and pleaded guilty to drink driving when she appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court, on Thursday.

She was fined £250, and ordered to pay a £34 surcharge and £85 costs within the next 28 days.

She was banned for 13 months, but offered a drink drivers' rehabilitation course which will cut the disqualification by 99 days if completed before November 2021.

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