Mum seen 'falling out of a car' while wearing no shoes during trip to Asda to buy booze

A mum was seen "falling out of her car" with no shoes during a drink-drive Asda trip to buy booze.

Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 3:37 pm
Erin Wright, 20, had taken the "stupid" decision to drive to Asda with her friend to buy more alcohol when she got behind the wheel of her Ford Fusion last July.

Erin Wright, 20, had taken the "stupid" decision to drive to Asda with her friend to buy more alcohol when she got behind the wheel of her Ford Fusion last July.

Newcastle Crown Court heard when police went to her home to investigate, she was "vocal, abrasive, clearly intoxicated" and "obnoxious".

Prosecutor Joe Hedworth told the court when police had checked the vehicle outside her home, the bonnet and tyres were warm, indicating it had recently been driven.

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Mr Hedworth said: "Erin Wright and another female appeared and Miss Wright was vocal and abrasive and clearly intoxicated.

"She was taken to the police station and continued to be obnoxious and repeatedly denied have driven her vehicle.

"The police recovered her car keys from inside the property and within the car they found an open bottle of wine and a till receipt from Asda.

"The police then received information that a female had been seen falling out of a car at Asda and was wearing no shoes."

Wright was found to have 71 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit being 35.

Wright, of Cleveland Place, Peterlee, pleaded guilty to driving with alcohol above the limit and was fined £150 and banned from driving for 18 months.

Mr Recorder Anthony Kelbrick told the 20-year-old: "I don't suppose you need me to tell you how stupid you were.

"I don't suppose you need me to tell you the danger it caused to you and other people.

"If you had killed yourself during that drink driving, your child would have been left without their mother."

Martin Scarborough, defending, said: "She clearly made a mistake with her friend to get alcohol from Asda.

"She had a drink before she went and had more drink when she got home.

"She's a lady of good character and has clearly miscalculated the wine she has drunk before driving."

Mr Scarborough said Wright has a young child and is due to start a nursing course at university in September.

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