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Heacham woman in court after driving without due care and clipping car at traffic lights





A woman who was assaulted appeared in court after she got in her car and scraped into another on her way home.

Emily Howe, 45, of High Street in Heacham appeared in Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday where she pleaded guilty to driving without due care or attention.

She had previously been found not guilty of drink driving after being charged with the offence which took part on the same day.

Howe appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court
Howe appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court

Prosecutor Sally Harris explained that on May 31 at 6pm, Harris had been drinking in Heacham when she was assaulted and left the scene to get away.

She got in her car to drive the short distance home, at a set of traffic lights she scraped into the side of a car and clipped its wing mirror.

The driver of the other vehicle got out and spoke to Howe, where she stated that she wasn’t in a “fit state to drive” and had blood around her nose.

In mitigation, Tiffany Meredith said: “She previously pleaded not guilty to drink driving because it was an emergency.

“Things went sour and an argument pursued and he assaulted her.

“She accepts she was driving, because she did clip the other car.

“Her insurance company has told her the other driver hasn’t made a claim, so the damage couldn’t have been that bad.”

Magistrates added four points to Howe’s driving licence and fined £115.

She will also pay a victim surcharge of £46 and court costs of £105.



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