Drink driver reported to police over ‘weaving’

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A DRINK-DRIVER has lost her job after a worried motorist called police when he saw a car weaving along a road.

Connell Pearson , of Poynton Way, Ulley, Rotherham, was more than three times the drink-drive limit when she was breathalysed by police.

The 50-year-old mother-of-two, who admitted drink driving, was sacked from her job, Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court heard. Magistrates were told that police were alerted to Pearson by a motorist who saw her driving her Renault Megane erratically along Broombank Road, Chesterfield, on Friday, April 27, at about 2.30pm.

He followed the car as it weaved along the road to Whittington Hill, hitting the kerb three times.

Becky Mahon, prosecuting, said: “He flashed his lights and she pulled up.

He said ‘I asked her if she was okay and she looked at me and said she was diabetic’.

“She said she had contacted her boss and didn’t need an ambulance.”

However, paramedics were called and Pearson got out of the car and staggered to an ambulance.

She gave a reading of 118mgs of alcohol in 100mls of breath - the limit is 35.

Kevin Tomlinson, mitigating, said: “A letter from her GP details a number of significant health issues, including type-one diabetes. “Her employment was terminated as a consequences of events that day.”

Sentencing was adjourned for pre-sentence reports. Pearson was handed an interim driving ban while the reports are carried out.