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Plymouth drink-driver had gin, tonic and slices of lemon in car

by | 3rd, May 2012

“SHE ran out of alcohol and went out to the supermarket to purchase some more,” Bill LaHive, representing Janice Hawke, tells Plymouth magistrates, and describes his client calling the incident “crazy”.

Hawke had asked a man to help start her car. He thought she’d been drinking and called the police. They arrived and found in her car a bottle of gin, tonic water and a glass containing slices of lemon. (The weather was not cold and there was no ice on the road. Traditionalists may argue that the Plymouth gin kit was incomplete.)

Mrs Hawke’s breath was tested. She failed.

This Is Plymouth adds:

Her solicitor said Hawke had been able to combine her work at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust with binge drinking, but she now accepted she had a problem.

Hawke works as a midwife. Is midwifery a godo fir for a binge drinker? We’d long thought professional darts and being an MP were the plumb jobs for boozers.

Mrs Hawke has been released on unconditional bail until April 30 and banned from driving.

 

 



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