Fakenham woman faces ban after being caught drink-driving following after-work pint
A tip-off to police led to a woman being caught drink-driving following an after-work pint.
The 36-year-old was marginally over the limit when she was stopped at about 6pm on June 17.
On Thursday, Asha Rama-Rabone appeared before magistrates in Lynn to plead guilty to drink-driving.
Prosecutor Colette Harper said a police officer pulled over a black Audi at Fakenham Football Club following a report of a possible drink-driver.
“She admitted that she had consumed a pint after work and was on her way home,” Mrs Harper added.
Following a positive roadside test and arrest, Rama-Rabone blew 41 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35.
The defendant, of Brick Kiln Road, Fakenham, had no previous convictions.
“The defendant acknowledges that she made a mistake that day,” said solicitor George Sorrell in mitigation.
He added that the mum-of-two would lose her job as a van driver as a result of the conviction.
Rama-Rabone was banned for 12 months, which can be cut with completion of a drink-driver rehabilitation course.
She was also fined £253 and ordered to pay £105 costs and £101 victim surcharge.