Swaffham mother admits drink driving with two-year-old son in the car

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A drunk mother was nearly three and a half times over the limit when she was caught speeding with her two-year-old son in her car.

Erika Krauzaite, 30, was banned from driving for four years and told to pay a £293 fine and £29 victim surcharge when she pleaded guilty at Lynn on Tuesday.

Presiding magistrate Meher Vanner told her: “You have a child at two years old - what would happen if you killed a child or yours?”

The court was told that Krauzaite, of Downham Road, Swaffham, had spent the day drinking with friends at Snettisham before she got behind the wheel on June 21.

She was later stopped by police in Fakenham, after she was clocked travelling at 39 miles per hour in a 30 zone.

And tests showed she had 116 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, almost three and a half times the legal limit of 35.

The court also heard Krauzaite was convicted of a similar offence in 2008 and had attended an awareness course.

Tiffany Meredith, mitigating, said: “She is a single parent and doesn’t get to go out much so she went with a few friends to the beach and drank some beer that day and then drove home.

“She says is very sorry and is very nervous and upset to be in court and very concerned how she will get her son to preschool then school.

“She’s been in some difficult circumstances and lost her mother two years ago.”