A hospital worker has been disqualified from driving for 18 months after she was caught drink driving on her way to work.
Joanna Dunn was spotted driving erratically on the A14 by a member of the public on 24th April 2020.
After calling 999, the member of the public told control room staff that Dunn was ‘all over the road’ and that she was ‘swerving between lanes’.
A Roads Policing Unit (RPU) officer from the Beds, Cambs and Herts RPU quickly located Dunn on the M11.
The officer observed her swerve her Peugeot 307 towards the central reservation before careering into the other lane as she narrowly avoided hitting another vehicle.
He stopped Dunn’s car as it approached junction 12 of the M11 at Barton.
A roadside breath test was carried out, and Dunn provided a reading of 112 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath.
She was arrested and taken back to a local police station, where she provided a further evidential breath test around two hours after she was arrested.
The evidential breath sample revealed a reading of 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath – two times the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.
Dunn was charged with drink driving and pleaded guilty on Tuesday 23rd Feb.
Magistrates fined her £750 and disqualified her from driving for 18 months.
PC Mark Lappin, who investigated, said:
“Having witnessed it first hand, Dunn’s driving was almost beyond belief. What makes matters worse is that Dunn was working at a hospital and was on her way there when she was stopped.
“I’d like to thank the member of the public who witnessed her driving and called us. Others can do the same and help us make the roads safer for everyone by reporting anyone they think may be drink or drug driving via our dedicated, confidential hotline.”
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