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Nuneaton 80-year-old who drove into barrier banned for drink-driving

Coventry Editorial 6th Feb, 2024   0

AN 80-year-old woman from Nuneaton was among ten drink drivers who have been banned from getting behind the wheel after she drove into a barrier.

Susan Forster, 80 from Coniston Way, Nuneaton has been disqualified from driving for 18 months.

She was also fined £180 and ordered to pay £135 costs and £72 victim surcharge.

Forster was arrested at 10.48pm on December 17 when police were called to a single-vehicle collision on Hinckley Road, Nuneaton where she had driven into a barrier.

She failed to provide a breath test and was arrested and later charged.

Mitchell Thomas Randle, 27, from Birkdale Close, Nuneaton, has also been banned from driving for 21 months.




He was also fined £800 and ordered to pay £135 costs and £320 victim surcharge after appearing in court charged with drink driving.

He was arrested at 12.20am on December 17 on Attleborough Road, Nuneaton after he pulled out in front of an unmarked police car.


Officers stopped his car due to a moving traffic offence and he failed a roadside breath test.

And 45-year-old Wojciech Jasielski from Nuneaton Road, Bedworth was disqualified from driving for 24 months and fined £276.

He was arrested at 8.45pm on December 16 after he was identified as the driver of a car involved in a collision.

Jasielski failed a roadside breath test and was later charged.

He was also ordered to pay £135 costs and £110 victim surcharge after appearing in court charged with drink driving.

PC Simon Dalby of Warwickshire Police said: “These drivers are finding out the hard way that drinking and driving has huge consequences for them, their partners and families.

“Drink driving is a serious offence and their sentence means they have a criminal record affecting job prospects and where they can go on holiday as they will not be able to travel to some countries.

“They will need to walk, cycle, use public transport or get a lift to go anywhere for the foreseeable future.

“Drink driving doesn’t just happen at Christmas and our officers will continue to target drink and drug drivers throughout the year to remove them from the roads to make our roads safer for everyone.”

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