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Ridiculous drink-drive case dropped

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A Yorkshire woman who was charged with drink driving after moving her car 8ft in her own front garden was this month informed that the case had been thrown out.

Scarborough Magistrates had previously been told that Angela Myers feared that council workers would struggle to reach her wheelie bin with her car in the way, so she repositioned it on the gravel path outside her semi-detached bungalow.

An eyewitness who happened to be passing the home in Hunmanby raised the alarm because the vehicle was moving “erratically.”

When police officers gave the 48-year-old a breath test she was found to be three times over the legal drink-drive limit.

Mrs Myers said the decision to press charges was “ridiculous”, although the CPS had originally defended the decision to prosecute and a trial was scheduled to take place in October.

However, following her original court appearance last month, the single mum has now been informed that the case has been dropped.

A number of road traffic solicitors had previously raised questions about whether there was a case to answer, since a motorist has to have driven a car over the limit in a public place to have broken the law.

Drink driving and driving whilst unfit through drugs are both serious motoring offences that can result in imprisonment and disqualification from driving. If you are facing charges, please contact Lester Morrill’s road traffic team today.