A PARTYGOER has been banned from the roads after she was caught drink-driving.

Carolyn Chesshire admitted drink-driving when she appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

Police had caught up with Chesshire and followed her as she drove her Land Rover Freelander home at 10.10pm on July 16 after receiving information that she was drink-driving, prosecutor Mark Hambling said.

They spoke to Chesshire after she pulled up in the driveway of her home and she was taken to Hereford police station to provide a breath sample after struggling to do so at the roadside. The evidential sample revealed she had 63 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

The court heard Chesshire has no previous convictions.


Marilena Di Vitantonio, for Chesshire, said the 67-year-old had fully cooperated with police and had handed a letter explaining her version of the circumstances and various references to the magistrates.

"I therefore have little to say," Miss Di Vitantonio said.

"There is no evidence of bad driving and you have heard that police followed her to her own home. They did so because of information given to them after she had left a party."

Chesshire, of Lower Buckton, Leintwardine, was fined £355 and disqualified from driving for 17 months. She must also pay costs of £135 and a £142 victim surcharge.

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