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https://canland.org/4ggotu06 A BARNOLDSWICK woman who drove while more than three times over the limit and with a child in the car has been banned from driving for 28 months.

Skipton magistrates told Katie Gibson they were ‘shocked’ at the high reading and because she had had a young child with her at the time.

In addition to the ban, they handed her a 12 month community order, requiring her to complete up to 20 rehabilitation requirement days.

https://dolly.nl/wq1tcxz5gfc Gibson, 35, the court heard, had shared a bottle of wine with her mother on August 28 before heading out to Skipton to collect some belongings from her ex partner’s house.

https://www.inewsindia.com/2022/08/12/4hni86svs She was on Skipton Road, Thornton-in-Craven, at 11.30pm when she drove into a road sign and a tree, the court was told.

https://www.wararadio.com/elvg8jcw Police, responding to a call about a collision, found Gibson in a Vauxhall Zafira at a junction with Barnoldswick and with the child in the front passenger seat.

https://www.caissedesecoles20.com/2022/08/12/bz28ipupii She had 114 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit is 35.

https://www.satipanya.org.uk/2022/08/12/4fhjyxs Gibson, who admitted drink driving, was a woman of previous good character who had come to court expecting to be sent to prison, the court heard.

https://www.stevehackman.net/d2l2ntv In mitigation, Mark Newall, said she had never been in trouble before and very much regretted her actions.

He said she understood she had a problem with alcohol, and had already taken steps to sort it out.

Gibson, of Oak Terrace, Barnoldswick, will also have to pay costs of £85 and surcharge of £85. If she completes a drink drivers rehabilitation course, her ban will be reduced by 28 weeks.

 

Sory courtesy of Craven Herald