Terrington St Clement woman admits drink-driving

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711

A woman crashed her car while nearly twice the drink-drive limit following a row with her partner, magistrates heard.

Kate Calver, 31, of Station Road, Terrington St Clement, pleaded guilty to drink-driving when she appeared in court in Lynn today.

Jane Foster, prosecuting, said police were called to the A47 at Walpole Highway shortly after midnight on July 10 following a crash.

Calver was arrested after giving a positive roadside breath test. Further samples showed she had 66 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Ruth Johnson, mitigating, said her client had driven away from her home following a “disagreement” with her partner after they attended a wedding.

She said Calver was likely to have to leave her job with Tesco as a result of her conviction, adding: “She recognises that is a consequence of the offence she committed and that makes her extremely remorseful.”

Calver was banned from driving for three years, though she was given the chance to reduce her ban by completing a rehabilitation course.

She was also fined £200 and told to pay £85 costs, plus a £30 victim surcharge.