Sheffield drink driver was four times over limit at 8.30am when she flipped car on Ridgeway Road at Manor Top

This is the moment a drink driver who was four times over the limit at 8.30am flipped her car on its roof in Sheffield.

Tuesday, 7th December 2021, 4:56 pm

Nicola West, of Mickley Lane, Totley, lost control of her car and struck a concrete divider during the mid-morning rush on Ridgeway Road at Manor Top on July 6 this year.

The 44-year-old's black BMW flipped onto its roof and landed across the busy junction’s tram tracks.

No one was seriously hurt.

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Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on December 3 how West came in at four times over the legal driving limit when she was tested for alcohol at the roadside.

She was disqualified from driving for 48 months and handed a 15-week prison sentence after pleading guilty to drink driving.

The conviction comes during South Yorkshire Police Christmas Drink Drive Campaign.

Sergeant Matt Duffy, of the force’s Roads Policing team, said: “We hope this goes to show that drink driving will not be tolerated on the roads of South Yorkshire.

“Luckily in this instance nobody was badly hurt. But often this is not the case. When you get behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol and drugs it is not just your life you are putting in danger but those of everyone around you.

"Please think twice about ever getting behind a wheel in this state.”

South Yorkshire Police’s #NoneForTheRoad campaign is asking drivers not to have drink any amount of alcohol before driving this holiday seasn.

Drivers are three times more likely to crash if they have any alcohol in their blood, and driving under the influence of drugs doubles the likelihood of being involved in a collision.