Sheffield drink-driver 'crashes into horsebox trailer'
A drink-driver was monitored by an eagle-eyed motorist before she crashed into a horsebox trailer.
Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on March 19 how Amy O’Brien, 26, of Victoria Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, had been observed allegedly driving erratically by another motorist before she was involved in a collision with the another moving vehicle’s horsebox trailer near Manchester Road and Brightholmlee Lane.
Robert Coyne, prosecuting, said a motorist had been driving behind O’Brien and claimed the defendant nearly hit a kerb and parked cars before she was involved in the collision with the rear of the horsebox trailer.
O’Brien pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol drink-drive limit after the incident on February 7.
Yvonne Wragg, defending, said O’Brien had a few drinks after work and had acted out of character by choosing to drive.
Magistrates fined O’Brien £364 and she must pay £85 costs and a £36 victim surcharge. She was disqualified from driving for 22 months.