Motorist is handed ban

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AN AMBERGATE woman who ploughed into a wall after drinking three times the limit was banned from the road for two years.

A Ford Ka driven by medical secretary Ann Malcolm, 58, hit a stone wall and telegraph pole in Crich Lane, Nether Heage, on January 13.

Trapped Malcolm was helped out of the damaged car by passing motorist. The court heard Malcolm, of Ridgeway Farm Court, Ambergate, gave a reading of 105mcgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath. The limit is 35mcgs.

“She had reached an incredibly low point in her life. She was petrified when told she had said she was glad it happened and she wanted to lose her life. She is very remorseful,” said Peter Jones, for Malcolm.

She admitted drink-driving, and was fined £415, with £85 costs.