An 18-year-old drink driver has been handed a driving disqualification after registering over 1 and a half times the limit.

Emily Rose Williams of Egerton Road, Bembridge, appeared before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court following the incident on the 8th May.

The court heard that Williams had been spotted driving above the speed limit on Great Preston Road in Ryde in the early hours of the morning. Upon pulling over the silver Vauxhall Corsa, officers became aware of a strong smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle, at which point Williams was breathalysed – registering 57mg per 100ml of breath.

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Magistrates were told that the defendent – who has conducted voluntary work with the NHS alongside her normal employment in a restaurant – had been to a friend’s house and had consumed a drink of straight rum, but had not thought that this would push her over the limit.

Williams, who had held her clean driving license since October of last year, admitted the offence and was disqualified from driving for 15 months and fined £120. She will also have to pay £85 in costs and a £34 surcharge.

Island Echo