Drunk Driver Had To Be Propped Up Against Her Car After Stumbling

PUBLISHED: 15:52 29 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:13 04 May 2010

DRINK-driver Sally Watts had to be propped up against her car after she stumbled out of the vehicle, city magistrates were told. Watts speech was slurred, and she gave a breath test reading almost double the legal alcohol limit. Thirty-one-year-old Watts

DRINK-driver Sally Watts had to be propped up against her car after she stumbled out of the vehicle, city magistrates were told.

Watts' speech was slurred, and she gave a breath test reading almost double the legal alcohol limit.

Thirty-one-year-old Watts admitted drink-driving in Longchamp Drive, Ely, on January 16, while behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta.

The quality controller was banned from driving for 17 months, and fined £230 with a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.

Watts had been spotted by a police community support officer, and seemed to panic as she reversed and hit a kerb, explained prosecutor Laura Mardell.

"The officer spoke to her, she smelled of alcohol and her speech was slurred. When she got out of her vehicle, she stumbled, fell against the officer, and had to be propped up."

Before the incident, Watts had drunk a couple of glasses of wine with a friend, said solicitor Veronica Candy.

"My client drove there because she never walks at night, because of an attack at night earlier in the year," she explained.

"When the officer says she stumbled, that would be because of her walking impediment.

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