A TEENAGER has been banned from the roads after she was caught drink-driving on the busy A40 in Herefordshire.

Libby Griffiths entered a guilty plea to one count of driving while over the alcohol limit when she appeared before magistrates in Hereford in January.

The court heard from prosecutor Paul John that the 18-year-old defendant had been caught behind the wheel of a red Ford Fiesta on the busy A40 at Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire while over the drink-driving limit on December 3.

An evidential breath test taken by police revealed that the teenage driver had 62 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, exceeding the legal limit of 35 microgrammes.


Griffiths, who is of Kings Fee in Monmouth, Gwent, was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 17 months and fined £120, with magistrates saying they had taken her guilty plea into account when imposing the penalty.

She was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a £48 victim surcharge.

Griffiths was offered the opportunity to complete the drink-driving rehabilitation course, which will reduce her ban by 17 weeks if successfully completed.

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