Children travelling in drink-driver’s vehicle

DRINK-driver Paula Law had two seven-year-old children in the car on the day she failed a breath test. Police had earlier received information about Law driving a Ford Escort, and officers followed her to her home in Queensway at Soham, Ely magistrates we

DRINK-driver Paula Law had two seven-year-old children in the car on the day she failed a breath test.

Police had earlier received information about Law driving a Ford Escort, and officers followed her to her home in Queensway at Soham, Ely magistrates were told on Thursday.

Law, 38, admitted driving when over the alcohol limit on January 20, her breath test reading was 48 mcgs of alcohol in 100 mls of breath, when the legal limit is 35 mcgs.

"Police had received information about the usage of a Ford Escort, so officers went to Soham and spotted the car being driven in the opposite direction," explained prosecutor Matthew Bradbury.


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"Officers turned and followed her into Queensway, where she pulled up near her home address. They noticed two seven-year-old children in the vehicle."

Law chose not to say anything about the offence to the court. She was banned from driving for 12 months and fined £70 with £65 costs and a £15 surcharge.

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