Drink-driver banned from roads after crashing car taken without consent
A DRINK-DRIVING woman has been banned from the roads after crashing a car she had taken without consent.
Linda McGreavy, of Spencer Street, Northwich, appeared at Chester Magistrates Court on March 23 to be sentenced on multiple driving offences.
The court heard the 50-year-old took a Citroen C3 without consent on December 23 last year before an accident occurred in Navigation Road due to the manner of her driving.
The accident also caused less than £5,000 worth damage to property other than the vehicle itself.
A subsequent breath test also revealed McGreavy had 95 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of her breath. The legal limit is 35.
She pleaded guilty to drink-driving; aggravated vehicle taking and property damage; driving without insurance; and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence at a hearing on March 7.
Taking her guilty plea into account, magistrates disqualifed her from driving for three years, starting from the date of her interim disqualification (March 7).
McGreavy was also ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £120 in court costs to the Crown Prosecution Service and a £114 surcharge.