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'I know I've been an idiot', Sedgeford drink-driver tells court over New Year police stop

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A Sedgeford woman was caught drink-driving just two hours into 2022.

Mollie Rix, 26, was pulled over by police in Highfield Road, Fakenham, because a headlight on her vehicle wasn’t working.

The incident happened at around 2am on January 1.

King's Lynn Magistrates Court (54417693)
King's Lynn Magistrates Court (54417693)

Prosecutor Abubakar Muhammad told Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday: “Before giving a breath sample, the defendant said ‘I’m going to be over the limit’.”

Rix did fail the roadside test and was arrested, later giving a reading of 48 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.

Rix, of Fring Road, had no convictions before pleading guilty to drink-driving.

She said in mitigation: “I know I’ve been an idiot. I can’t be any angrier with myself than I have been.”

Rix was given a 12 month driving ban, which can be reduced through the successful completion of a drink-driver rehabilitation course.

Rix was also fined £250 and ordered to pay £85 costs plus a £34 victim surcharge.

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