Mother drove over drink limit for wine
A MOTHER-of-two took her partner's car to drive to Grimsby in the early hours of the morning to buy wine, even though she was not covered to drive the car.
Gemma Milnes, then living in Harpham Road, Marshchapel, admitted driving with excess alcohol and without insurance or a driving licence authorising her to drive it.
The 26-year-old also admitted taking the car without consent and causing damage to it when she had an accident on her way back.
Prosecuting, Paul Wood said Milnes had been drinking during the evening of January 12 and, as she wanted more wine in the early hours of the morning of January 13, she took her partner's rented VW Passat car to drive to an all-night shop in Grimsby.
On the way back, the car left the road at Bradley Road and overturned.
She left the vehicle and was seen by police when she told them she was walking to her mother's after a row with her partner, but she did not tell them about the accident.
However, she was given a breath test which was positive and at the police station she gave a reading of 47 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35 millilitres.
In mitigation, it was said the incident had led to the break up of her relationship and she was now living with her mother in Winchester Avenue in Grimsby.
The court heard that she had made a "foolish decision" to take her partner's car and what should have been a 20-minute journey ended after an accident on icy roads.
The magistrates said they believed there were issues which needed to be addressed by the Probation Service and they adjourned the case until March 1 for a Probation Service report. Milnes was granted unconditional bail until that date.