Sheffield drink-driver 'crashes into horsebox trailer'

A drink-driver was monitored by an eagle-eyed motorist before she crashed into a horsebox trailer.

Monday, 23rd March 2020, 3:30 pm

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.

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A drink-driver was involved in a collision with a horsebox trailer.

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.