Red light runner was over the limit

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A hotel receptionist stopped by police after driving through a red light was found to be over the alcohol limit.

Hannah Savage, 26, of Bank Lane, Warton, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol. She was banned from driving for 12 months, fined £190 with £85 costs and ordered to pay a £150 court charge, plus £20 victims’ surcharge, by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said the incident happened on May 8 at 5.33am. Savage was stopped and a breath test showed 47 micrograms of alcohol in her body – 35 is the limit.

Gerry Coyle, defending, said Savage had been out with friends and fallen asleep at a friend’s home. She woke about 5am and felt fine to drive. The loss of her licence would have serious repercussions, as she worked at a hotel in St Annes and she had a disabled sister living with her.